Upgrade from Sql Server 2005 to SQl 2008 Express? RRS feed

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  • User-1046621233 posted

    Hey I would like to ask for some advise with upgrading from SQL server 2005 Express to SQL server 2008 Express Advances services

    1)What I would like to know is,... can I install the 2008 Express Advances services side by side with the old SQL server 2005 express...for incase there's problems I can go back to SQL 2005??

    2)Then Will it be easy to connect my Database to SQL Server 2008?? can I expect problems??

    3)Will my Stored procedures and Functions  and all that still work when connection to SQL 2008?

    4) It looks like I have to install .net framework 3.5 ..im currently working on

       .net framework  2.0

    how will this effect my website project thats done in Visual WebDeveloper 2005 with net framework 2.0?????

    5)..................and will it effect Ajax controls that I done with .net framework 2.0??

    Im a bit nervious to do the upgrade any advise ??

    Thank you for your help and advise



    Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:21 AM

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  • User1320101480 posted


    Running sql server 2005 and sql server 2008 together wouldn't be a problem i suppose, atleast i havent faced any problem yet.

    Thursday, October 1, 2009 8:02 AM
  • User-1046621233 posted

    Hey thank you for your response:)

    And what do you think about going from .net framework 2.0 to 3.5 anything else I have to look out for when  upgrading the framework...??

    did you just do a normal backup of your database, and then install the database to SQl server 2008???

    Thank you for your help



    Thursday, October 1, 2009 8:11 AM