[COMPLETED] Scheduled MSSQL Upgrade - GreatWallChina 72.18.130.6

Date: 14th Jan 2016
Time: 02:00 AM MST 
 
Maintenance Update :
Maintenance completed successful, services now resume their operation smoothly.
 
Thank you for your patience and have a nice day! 
 
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Date: 14th Jan 2016
Time: 11:00 PM MST 
ETA: 4 hours
 
Maintenance Details:
We will be upgrading GreatWallChina MSSQL version from SQL 2005 to SQL 2012
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. 
 
Maintenance Affects:
1. During the upgrade, entire Microsoft SQL server will be stopped. This will cause service interruption to web sites which are using GreatWallChina as MSSQL server.
2. All the IP remain the same, there is no adjustment required for your database connection string. 
We expect the entire upgrade to complete in 4 Hours time.
 
Q&A
1, Discontinued SQL Server Features in SQL Server 2012
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707782(v=sql.110).aspx
 
2, Breaking Changes to SQL Server Features in SQL Server 2012
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707784(v=sql.110).aspx
 
3, SQL Server Backward Compatibility
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc707787(v=sql.110).aspx
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us by creating a Helpdesk Ticket at (https://support.exabytes.com) if you have any enquiries regarding this server migration exercise. Thank You!
 
Best Regards,
 

Support Team
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Technical Support Department