Before upgrading, be sure to issue DBCC CHECKDB and DBCC CHECKCATALOG to validate that the environment is free of corruption. The first checks the allocation and structural integrity of database objects; the second checks for consistency between system tables and databases.
Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 using Copy Database Wizard
Step 1: Plan your migration
Step 2: Choose your hardware and software
Step 3: Test your migration process
Step 4: Be sure you have a corruption-free environment
Step 5: Migrate using the Copy Database Wizard
Step 6: Perform post-upgrade tasks
Step 7: Conclusion
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| Jeremy Kadlec
Jeremy Kadlec is the principal database engineer at Edgewood Solutions, a technology services company delivering professional services and product solutions for Microsoft SQL Server. He has authored numerous articles and delivers frequent presentations at regional SQL Server users groups and nationally at SQL PASS. Kadlec is the SearchSQLServer.com Performance Tuning expert. Ask him a question here.
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