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  • How to move SQL database Lync 2010 to another server

    SQL Server 2008R2

    Stop Service Link 2010
    Move database to another server

    Will this plan work?

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 11:58 AM


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  • Alex.

    Your process will not work as described, there is more to it.

    This should help:



    Mark King | MVP: Lync Server | MCTS:UC Voice | MCSE: Messaging | MCITP:Enterprise Messaging | www.unplugthepbx.com
    • Marked as answer by Alex Sushin Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4:22 PM
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:52 PM
  • Hi Mark,

    That link only describes steps for Standard Edition, will it work for Enterprise Edition?


    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 12:29 PM
  • I'm looking for the same thing.  We have two front-end servers, archive/monitoring server, and a separate SQL Backend Server.  We want to move to a completely new SQL server, what are the steps for that process?  Above answers look to only be for Standard Edition.  I can't seem to find the answer.

    Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:22 PM
  • I read the blog as referring to Enterprise, but it says you need to go via an SE server to migrate the CMS database. this is because you can only migrate a CMS database to a different pool or SE, hence the hop to a different SE as an intermediate step. So, it should cover your needs.

    I am hoping to perform a similar task. However, as I have two pools I am hoping to migrate one pool at a time and move the users between pools to minimise impact.


    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:07 PM
  • I have successfully moved Lync databases to new server, using a temp lync server and temp sql server and some powershell commands.



    Rgds Atle

    Corrected link to document.

    • Edited by AtleVa Saturday, February 4, 2012 11:27 AM Correction
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:55 AM
  • I tried to move all Lync databases from a phisical SQL to its virtual clone using P2V method and it didn't work. Also I tried to move databases from the original server to a new server with same IP, netbios name and SQL istance name and didn't work. Any reason for this behaviour ? I expected that at least P2V conversion had to work..



    Friday, October 14, 2011 11:35 PM
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