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Server + SQL 2012?

Created: 28 May 2013 | 11 comments
Alex_CST's picture

What are the timelines for giving support to Server 2012 (agent and console) and for running the SCSP DB on SQL 2012?

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pete_4u2002's picture

the coming version should be include the server support for win 2012.

Alex_CST's picture

Does that including SQL 2012? Any idea on release date?

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Chuck Edson's picture

The last I looked into this about 1 year ago, SYMC Engineering had committed to running on all versions of SQL post 2k3.  I have not heard anything to the contrary.

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Alex_CST's picture

Does that mean it works on 5.2.9?  Platform feature matrix doesn't really tell a lot

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Chuck Edson's picture

I know the documentation is vague, but when you think about it, new versions of SQL must not change the way that things are called from the database, or every database that relies on MSSQL will break at the next upgrade.

Give me a day or two and I'll see what happens when I upgrade SQL to 2k12 in my lab.

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Alex_CST's picture

Thanks Chuck - I'm just surprised its not even mentioned, 

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Shulk's picture

Hi All,

The Platform Matrix for 5.2.9 MP2 says:

"Databases Supported by the Manager
The SCSP Manager supports Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and all newer versions.
This includes all "editions", e.g. Express, Standard, etc. and includes all service packs."

I have personnaly SCSP running with SQL 2012.

Regarding the support for Windows Server 2012, it was introduced with 5.2.9 MP1.

Alex_CST's picture

i guess the matrix hasnt been updated.

I personally wouldn't implement into a company on the basis of "and all newer versions"  I would prefer it to be specifically stated

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Chuck Edson's picture

I have requested that the next version of the product has SQL 2k12 listed as supported.  I have tested and it works in my lab without an issue.

As noted earlier, though, in the release notes Symantec has committed to supporting all 2005 and later versions of MSSQL, including any future releases.

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Chuck Edson's picture

The SCSP Product Management team is sticking with the current wording in the documentation (from the Product Feature Matrix, pg 15, that is updated with every release of CSP):

"Databases Supported by the Manager

The SCSP Manager supports Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and all newer versions.
This includes all "editions", e.g. Express, Standard, etc. and includes all service packs."
 
This means that ALL MSSQL starting at 2005 and above are supported for Critical System protection, and we will stand by that statement.  This includes all future versions of MSSQL.
 
The documentation is not going to specifically call out SQL 2k12, because in their view the above statement covers 2k12.
 
Note however that the Express editions of SQL have a max size limit, so while it will work, if that limit is reached the product will not function until the database is purged to bring it under the size limit.

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Shulk's picture

Good to know as well, SQL 2005 will not run on W2K12 since not supported!