We have customer where Multiple databases(ECC , XI , Portal , BW) is install in one instance (sql server 2008)
Now the customer want ECC to move on cloud with sql server 2012 .I have a below query
1) How to backup and restore particular application like ECC as it is running in one instance
2) If backup/Restore is possible can we do direct restore to mssql server 2012
3) As the ECC database size is approx 4 TB , What is the strategy need to follow to reduce downtime
Need you expert advice.