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SQL 2012 Evaluation -> SQL 2012 Express RRS feed

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  • Hi there,

    I have been testing a new Citrix farm for the past months using a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Evaluation as the store for Site, Logging and Maintenance. I should also say I am a SQL novice user.

    I am aware that the Evaluation license has about 80 days remaining before it expires.

    Is it possible for the databases to be moved to a SQL Server 2012 Express Edition Instance created on the same server?

    I know I cannot upgrade from Evaluation to Express, but I have seen older guides using terms such as Detach and Re-Attach.

    Are there methods available whereby I can accomplish this? I would prefer not to remove/recreate the Citrix farm just to choose another Database as a lot of configuration and testing has taken place.

    I have also asked a similar question to Citrix themselves about moving the Site Logging and Configuration datastores to another server/instance.

    Thanks in advance,

    Graham

    Friday, November 21, 2014 6:47 PM

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