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Upgrading server 2003r2 32 bit to 2003 64 bit

    Question

  • Hello

     

    My problem is

    I have a server 2003r2  32 bit ...running SQL server 2005   I have upgraded my backup software to a higher version and now the backups fail   after tearing the new Arcserve upgrade install apart we come to see that the issue is rooted in a OS error listed in the SQL log..... "Operating System Error 995"    all indications are  that the new Arcserve version must operationally have much higher overhead than the verison I uopgraded from and now the box is constrained for resources... most point to memory  virtual or real. please point me in the right direction if I am  on a "goose chase"

     

    So I do have 8gb ram in the box....but only have the 32 bit OS   if I had a 64bit version  I could open access to that extra 4gb that apparently is sitting there unused......... 

     

    so I have come full circle now to my question   is it possible to "upgrade" this server to the the same 2003  but go 64?

    and  can anynow point out what other considerations should be contemplated about the SQL 2005 server that is running ontop of this OS ?

     

    Thanks

     

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:34 PM

Answers

  • You cannot perform cross platform upgrade (32 to 64 or 64 to 32).

    Regarding the upgrade error, you need to contact your software vendor and work with them. 


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:40 PM
  • Hello,

    so I have come full circle now to my question   is it possible to "upgrade" this server to the the same 2003  but go 64?

    Upgrading from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS is not supported. You have to perform a clean install.

    and  can anynow point out what other considerations should be contemplated about the SQL 2005 server that is running ontop of this OS ?

    For SQL questions, ask them here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/sqlserver

     

    You can install a new server with 2003 R2 OS and them migrate your applications / services to the new server.

     


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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:53 PM

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  • You cannot perform cross platform upgrade (32 to 64 or 64 to 32).

    Regarding the upgrade error, you need to contact your software vendor and work with them. 


    Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX

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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:40 PM
  • Hello DanielDeCoursey,

    I think this link will help you. http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-219828

    Good luck with it!


    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:44 PM
  • Hello,

    so I have come full circle now to my question   is it possible to "upgrade" this server to the the same 2003  but go 64?

    Upgrading from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS is not supported. You have to perform a clean install.

    and  can anynow point out what other considerations should be contemplated about the SQL 2005 server that is running ontop of this OS ?

    For SQL questions, ask them here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/sqlserver

     

    You can install a new server with 2003 R2 OS and them migrate your applications / services to the new server.

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator 

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:53 PM