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2000 to 2014 migration, 2008 trial intermediary, database larger than 10GB. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it ok to use the 180 day trial of full version 2008/R2 to migrate a production 2000 database to 2014?  The EULA does not seem to indicate so, and I want to make sure no licensing agreements are broken.  There must be a way for a company in our situation (we are on 2000, and have purchased a 2014 license) to migrate.  Does the 2014 license allow for use of the 2008 trial for companies that cannot use Express due to database file size in excess of 10GB?
    Friday, January 9, 2015 4:39 PM

Answers

  • The 2014 License includes downgrade rights, allowing you to run instances of earlier versions of the software.   You can even use separate servers, as you can use your 2014 License for the intermediate server, and then move it to the final production 2014 server.

    It's also fine to use a trial/Developer Edition/MSDN for this as part of testing and evaluating your SQL Server 2014 upgrade.

    David


    David http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dbrowne/

    Friday, January 9, 2015 5:03 PM

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  • The 2014 License includes downgrade rights, allowing you to run instances of earlier versions of the software.   You can even use separate servers, as you can use your 2014 License for the intermediate server, and then move it to the final production 2014 server.

    It's also fine to use a trial/Developer Edition/MSDN for this as part of testing and evaluating your SQL Server 2014 upgrade.

    David


    David http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dbrowne/

    Friday, January 9, 2015 5:03 PM
  • Thanks for the information.  Marking as the answer.  I assumed that there must be some sort of situational approval for instances like this - but I would rather be safe than sorry.  I'd hate to break EULA due to lack of information or ignorance.  Much appreciated.
    Friday, January 9, 2015 5:19 PM