SQL Server 2012 is end of life later this year. I feel too young for this to be happening—it seems like only last year SQL Server 2005 came out. In this episode of the podcast, we talk about upgrading your SQL Server. We share some concepts, gotchas, war stories, situations we want to avoid, how to access license keys in Azure, and a few other migration nuggets we’ve learned along the way.
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And you’ll have other people who wonder, “Do I really have to pay for the core-based model? My 2008 R2 is still running, it’s still working.”
- Planning and preparation will help avoid brainstorming at 0-dark-thirty during your migration.
- Testing your compatibility levels will help avoid “I thought this would be faster” conversations.
- There is still a place for in-place upgrades, even if I don’t care for them.
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