This course will teach you how to correctly prepare for and perform an upgrade/migration to SQL Server 2016. You'll learn how to plan considerations, tools for finding upgrade blockers, and various methods for moving the data.
When moving to a new version of SQL Server, it's important to plan and test the upgrade process and use a risk-free migration approach that limits application downtime. In this course, SQL Server: Upgrading and Migrating to SQL Server 2016, you'll learn how to do all of these things. First, you'll discover how to choose the correct Edition of SQL Server 2016, install it correctly, and how to use various tools to find upgrade blockers and breaking changes. Next, you'll explore some of the ways to make a migration go more quickly and find problems after the migration. Finally, you'll learn the methods available for migrating databases to SQL Server 2016. When you've finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to plan and execute an upgrade/migration to SQL Server 2016 successfully.
Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at SQLskills.com. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware (Redgate 2011), and he wrote chapters for both SQL Server MVP Deep Dives books.
Course Overview My name is Glenn Berry and welcome to my course SQL Server 2016: Upgrading and Migrating. I'm a Principal Consultant with SQLskills as well as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. And this topic is one that I feel very passionate about. In the course of my career as a Database Administrator and Consultant, I've led numerous SQL Server upgrade projects, both making the business and technical case for the upgrade, and then actually implementing the upgrade and migration effort. It's much easier to have a successful upgrade and migration after going through a complete process of analysis, planning and testing. I want to give you the best practices and tools that you can use to have a smooth upgrade and migration. I also want to show you how to properly configure and test your system to ensure an easy upgrade. We'll also be covering how to migrate your existing data to a new system, with virtually no downtime. If you work with any version of SQL Server in any capacity, whatever your level, this course is relevant to you. Experience installing previous versions of SQL Server is helpful along with a basic understanding of how SQL Server works. I hope you would join me as we explore the world of SQL Server upgrades and migration with SQL Server 2016: Upgrading and Migrating, here on Pluralsight.