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Upgrade OS & SQL SAP BI 7.0 to Win 2008 and SQL 2008

Good Morning,

We are planning the upgrade of our current BI 7.0 system from Win 2003 to Win 2008 and SQL 2005 to SQL 2008.

Notes: We have not patched the system since 2008, also we are running with security module version 3.5 (Unfortunately the last upgrade several yrs ago, the security module failed to be upgrade)

My recommendation would be to complete the upgrade, as well as incorporate the most current support patches. This has been my recommendation, but priorities for other projects would restricted resources for the patches/testing and upgrade

Question for BI experts would be , would there be any negative impacts if we choose to proceed with applying the latest support patches with the OS & DB upgrade?

Any advise would be muchly appreciated



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    Jan 03, 2012 at 03:57 PM

    Hi Maria,

    A move from Win 2003 to Win 2008 and SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 will simply require a Homogeneous system copy. No OS/DB migration tasks are required.

    As per the failed upgrade, I would setup a sandbox and resume the upgrade and apply all the patches required so you don't find unexpected issues when dealing with the live system.



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    • Former Member Former Member

      We've determined and moved forward with migratin to Win2008 , SQL 2008 NW 7.0 SR 3. So far test results are positive and we are looking at a GoLive of 1st week of April

      thank you to all who have advised.

      We will be looking at the SP deployments and Security Moduel upgrade EOF 2012, when related projects will advise the direction of our BI components