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We will copy databases from your own SQL Server to the newest version of SQL Server in an Azure VM.

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Long description We will copy databases from your own SQL Server to the newest version of SQL Server in an Azure VM.
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We can migrate in the cloud and upgrade your SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2014, to SQL Server 2016.

Please note that this service requires some downtime. We will try to minimize it.

Our objective is to migrate SQL databases to Azure VM and upgrade your SQL Server to the newest version. This project will be considered successful when SQL databases are available from Azure without data loss.

IT Partner responsibilities #

  • Back up all SQL Server database files from the server to be upgraded so you can restore them, if required
  • Run the appropriate Database Console Commands (DBCC) on databases to be upgraded to ensure that they are in a consistent state
  • Disable all startup stored procedures, as the upgrade process will stop and start services on the SQL Server being upgraded.

Please note that stored procedures processed at startup time might interfere with the upgrade process.

  • Perform a full database backup to an on-premises location
  • Create a virtual machine with the desired version of SQL Server
  • Set up connectivity
  • Connect to SQL Server over the Internet or in the same virtual network
  • Copy file(s) to VM
  • Configure your new SQL Server installation

Outside the scope of this project (additional cost items) #

Upon completion of the project, we will provide a project closeout report. This document will indicate the final project status, including evidence of meeting acceptance criteria, any outstanding issues, and the final budget. If you require more extensive documentation, this can be provided for an additional fee.

Plan #

The plan may vary depending on your needs.

  1. Kickoff meeting
  2. Review SQL Server and Windows Server
  3. Start deployment
  4. Finalize deployment
  5. Verify and fix issues, if any


Manufacturer IT Partner
Licensing SRV
Duration 7 days
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$ 175.00 per hour
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