INFO: Upsize SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine to SQL Server

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SUMMARY

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) is a data engine that is built on and is based on core SQL Server technology.

For an overview of MSDE 2000, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/aa336301.aspx

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Because your applications may grow beyond the 2-gigabyte (GB) data limit of MSDE 2000, or the application's user base may grow beyond the work load limitation in MSDE 2000, you may have to migrate the MSDE 2000 solution to SQL Server. SQL Server can handle hundreds of concurrent users and databases that grow to sizes beyond one terabyte (TB). By migrating to SQL Server, you can fulfill scalability needs without having to make costly and time-consuming changes to existing applications.

When the time comes to migrate your MSDE 2000 to SQL Server, you have several options:
  • You can upgrade the existing MSDE 2000 to SQL Server. The SQL Server installation program recognizes an installation of MSDE 2000 and its accompanying data files and transaction logs. This allows you to upgrade MSDE 2000 directly to SQL Server. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    Upgrading an Existing Installation of SQL Server
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa176562(SQL.80).aspx
  • You can upgrade from earlier versions to Microsoft SQL Server 2000. You can also perform upgrade operations after you have installed SQL Server 2000. For information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
    Upgrading from SQL Server 7.0 to SQL Server 2000
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa176626(SQL.80).aspx
    Upgrading Databases from SQL Server 7.0 (Copy Database Wizard)
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa176630(SQL.80).aspx
    For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    303747 HOW TO: Install SQL Server 2000 - Basic Local Installation
  • You can remotely administer MSDE 2000. To do this, point your computer running SQL Server to the computer running MSDE 2000, and then upload the MSDE 2000 data to the computer running SQL Server. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
    How to Set Remote Server Access (Enterprise Manager)
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa177088(SQL.80).aspx
    Remote Access Option
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa196726(SQL.80).aspx
  • You can detach the MSDE 2000 data file, and then attach it again on a computer running SQL Server. For information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
    sp_attach_db
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa259611(SQL.80).aspx
    sp_detach_db
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa933267(SQL.80).aspx
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290623 ACC2002: How to Attach an Existing SQL Server 2000 Database to SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine
224071 Moving SQL Server Databases to New Location with Detach/Attach
314546 HOW TO: Move Databases Between Computers That Are Running SQL Server

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Article ID: 325023 - Last Review: April 28, 2007 - Revision: 3.9
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  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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