Upgrade from EV8 to EV 10
I have stumbled on a customer’s EV 8 installation. In an possible upgrade scenario I would like to check if I'm thinking about this the right way.
The EV server is a 32 bit 2003 server running EV 8 sp4. I don't want to poke around too much with this server because it's to "fragile" for in place upgrade
I plan to set up a new EV server (new HW) running Win 2008R2 and install EV 8 sp4 on that server. Then just edit the DNS alias whit the new server info.
Re point the index and vault stores to the new EV 8 server. Edit the dB entry’s to the new EV server. Run a repair on the new server. Using building blocks to fail over to the new EV 8 server.
Then I can do a "in place" upgrade to EV 9 and then to EV 10.
Am I going about this the right way?
Is there any problem to move the databases to a newer instance of SQL? (Current EV8 is running on a SQL 2000 instance. I would like to move these dB’s
to a SQL 2008 R2 instance instead.