Upgrading SQL Server 2000/2005 to 2008 with VMWare and EMC SANs

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000
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Has anyone ever seen a White Paper on the best way to utilize features of both VMWare and EMC Symmetrix based SANs in a real-time or rapid batch based upgrade from SQL Server 2000/2005 to SQL Server 2008 with minimal downtime for application availability?

Software/Hardware used:
VMWare ESX Server, Windows 2008 Advanced Server, SQL Server 2008, Dell Servers

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Here you go:

Here’s a white paper on <a href=”http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-papers/h6235-virtual-infrastructure-microsoft-applications.pdf”>EMC Virtual Infrastructure for Microsoft Applications</a>.

And here are some more white papers from <a href=”http://www.emc.com/resource-library/resource-library.esp?source=link&findResourceBy=Solutions&searchKey=&listName=Application%20Environment%20Examples&grpName=Application%20Platform&name=VMware%20and%20Microsoft%20SQL%20Server”>EMC’s resource library</a>.

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  • Denny Cherry
    Are you doing an in-place upgrade or moving to a new VM when upgrading?
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  • SQL2008Dude
    Some will required an upgrade from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 while others will not. So there will be a little bit of both involved. And the DB sizes could range from 100 MB to a few hundred megabytes with the DW currently at 5 TB. Thanks in advance for your input. SAN based mirroring or replication looks like it might be our best alternative.
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