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  • Question

  • Hi,

    After using SCCM for a while, I found the free space of the disk(which store SCCM database) is too low, there is a new server with strong hardware, can I move exisiting SCCM database to the new server?

    Details stpes will be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Lambert.
    Friday, November 13, 2009 8:18 AM

Answers

  • Hi Lambert,

    You can move the SQL Server site database after setup has completed to a different SQL Server computer system by starting Configuration Manager Setup from the Start menu or from the Configuration Manager installation media.

    To move the site database

       1.Back up the site database on the current site database server and restore it on the new site database server computer using the SQL Server Management Studio.
        
          Note:
          Ensure that the database access permissions are the same on the new site database as they are on the original site database.

       2.Ensure the primary site server computer account has administrative privileges over the new site database server computer.
     
       3.Close any open Configuration Manager console connections to the site server.
     
       4. On the primary site server computer, use the hierarchy maintenance tool (Preinst.exe) to stop all site services with the following command: Preinst /stopsite.
     

        5. On the primary site server computer, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center, click Configuration Manager 2007, and click ConfigMgr Setup, or navigate to the .\bin\i386 directory of the Configuration Manager 2007 installation media and double-click Setup.exe.

       6. Click Next on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Welcome page.

       7.Click Perform site maintenance or reset this site on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Setup Options page.

       8.Select Modify SQL Server configuration on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard Site Maintenance page.

       9.Enter the appropriate SQL Server name and instance (if applicable) for the new site database server as well as the site database name on the Configuration Manager Setup Wizard SQL Server Configuration page.

      10. Configuration Manager Setup performs the SQL Server configuration process.

      11. Restart the primary site server computer, and verify the site is functioning normally.
    • Proposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Friday, November 13, 2009 2:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by Eric Zhang CHN Wednesday, December 2, 2009 9:49 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 8:44 AM