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  • Hi Everyone,

     

    We have a requirement where there is a website running making use of 3 front ends and a database server(SQL Server 2005) on windows server 2003. We are planning to move this site to server 2008 with SQL server 2008. 

    The main challenge is that this is an Internet site and we should make sure that there is no downtime while moving this site.

     

    I am unable to finalize any strategy for this. Please help me out by providing some inputs about how to go on with this.

     

    Regards,

    Sharath

     


    sharath kumart shivarama
    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:51 PM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 4:19 PM

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  • The only real way that you can achieve this, to my mind is a side by side database detach.  The plus point is that you'll be able to set the curret installation to read only, thus meeting your availability criteria.  The bad point is that you'll need to provision a seperate set of servers (if you have't done so already) and ill have to fix things like DNS, AAM and so on manually.
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    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:08 AM
    Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:38 PM
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