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    Hi,

    We have a windows 2003 STD 64 BIT with SQL 2005 STD 64 BIT server.

    I would like to upgrade it to windows 2008 STD 64 Bit and SQL 2008 STD 64 Bit.

    What would be the best way to do so, will it be best to do an Upgrade or will it be best to reinstall it from the begining ?

    Thanks,
    Michael

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    Re: Upgrading Vs new installation in 2008

    IMHO a new install is best as it does not leave any legacy c**p behind, and you can change configurations to suit your new requirements (as opposed to the ones you had when you installed 2003 some years ago)

    Make sure all drivers are available for your hardware for 2008 before you start anything
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Upgrading Vs new installation in 2008

      Thanks,
      what allocation unit size do you recommend for DB files ?
      Is it still 64kb as in SQL 2005 ?

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      • #4
        Re: Upgrading Vs new installation in 2008

        Looks as if it still is:
        http://blogs.technet.com/b/beatrice/...our-disks.aspx
        Also this looks highly relevant
        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(SQL.100).aspx
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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