[COMPLETED] Exabytes - Scheduled MSSQL 2000 Upgrade to MSSQL 2005 (72.18.131.169)

Updates : 08 June 2009 3.55AM GMT-0700
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All hotfixes and Windows updates has been installed. This marks the completion of the upgrade. The SQL services was up at most part for the past 5 hours during the upgrade but with some interruption as of the hotfixes and Windows updates which requires reboot.

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Updates : 08 June 2009 3.00AM GMT-0700
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SP3 has been successfully loaded. We are loading the latest Windows update and reinstalling all the .Net packages to the server which are necessary to have SQL 2005 runs well.

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Updates : 08 June 2009 1.30AM GMT-0700
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We have some delay in completing the upgrade as some minor issues has occurred during the upgrade. However, that has been fixed up and we are currently installing the latest SQL 2005 SP3 to the server. We expect to complete this in another 1 hours time.

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Date : 07 June 2009
Time : 09.00PM GMT-0700 (Server Time)
Server Involved : 72.18.131.169 (Pluto)
ETA : 2 Hours

Details:
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We will be upgrading the existing MSSQL 2000 server which is running on 72.18.131.169 (Pluto) to MSSQL 2005 as the date/time scheduled above.

As part of the upgrade procedure requirement, the MSSQL services will be shut off from services in order for us to conduct a full offline backup of the databases. The server will be rebooted several times as per required to install all the necessary required applications to the server to support MSSQL 2005.

Maintenance effect:
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As the MSSQL server will be unavailable during the maintenance window, all client's hosted website which is using MSSQL 2000 Server (Pluto:72.18.131.169) as the database connection string will be unavailable. We expect the entire upgrade path to complete in 2 Hours time.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by creating a Helpdesk Ticket at https://support.exabytes.com/help/ if you have any enquiries regarding this SQL server upgrade exercise. Thank You!


Best Regards,

Support Team
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Technical Department
Exa Bytes Network Sdn Bhd

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