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SEPM 12 replication with different SQL version

Created: 20 Jun 2013 | 12 comments

will SEPM 12 replication works with different SQL version below:

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SameerU's picture


Yes as per my knowledge it work as long as the SEPM version is same as that of old


W007's picture


Will SEPM 12 replication works with different SQL version below:

 Yes it's work without any issue,SEPM replication only required same SEPM version.if you having different sql database version you can replication both sepm withount any problem.

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pete_4u2002's picture

just make sure the SQL version is supportred for SEPM install.

Replication can between SQL & Embedded database as well.

Rafeeq's picture

Following are supported (12.1 version of SEP)

  • SQL Server 2000, SP4 or later
    SQL Server 2005, SP2 or later
    SQL Server 2008, all service packs
    SQL Server 2008 R2, all service packs [SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for 12.1 Release Update 1 (RU1)]

10.00.4000 is SQL Server 2008 SP2

10.50.2500 is SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

Its supported.

Mick2009's picture

"Thumbs up" to the above good advice!

Yes, replication will work if one server is running SQL Server 2008 SP2 and the other is on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.  (The important thing is that both SEPMs have the same exact version of SEP running).  Personally, I recommend ensuring that all MS SQL servers are always updated to their latest SP and patch level.  Also ensure that those MS SQL servers have regular backups and maintenence tasks running, and that an admin is checking their logs to ensure that the servers are healthy and performing well. 

That is all just MS SQL best practice.  If the MS SQL servers crash, run into difficulty or are compromised, it can have a serious effect on the SEPMs!  A ittle upkeep and prevention is far better than a crisis.  &: )

With thanks and best regards,


With thanks and best regards,


Chetan Savade's picture


Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

I would be glad to answer your question.

Symantec won't support if there is a difference in SEPM manager versions.

Refer the below article:

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager support replication between sites running different versions?

Replication should work between SQL server 2008 SP2 & SQL server 2008 R2 SP1.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support

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frieda's picture

ok. the sql port different will cause any issue then?

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pete_4u2002's picture

no , it does not cause any issue is port is different.

As stated earlier by others the SEPM has to be on same version.

Rafeeq's picture

port has nothing to do with version, it will do fine

A. Wesker's picture


All you should ensure is to use the SQL version supported depending the version of SEP you'd like to install.

Secondly, ensure to use an SQL Edition supported. At least Standard or Enterprise Edition cause if you're tempted to get a free version like SQL Express. This version is extremely limited and propose only file group limitation of 10Gb each which is clearly not enough for a decent SEPM Database and big site. You'll reach just by keeping few Live Update contents (5-6ish). And it's not a supported edition for SEP anyway.

Thumbs up for all the previous advices provided !

Kind Regards,

A. Wesker