Immediately following the upgrade, issue UPDATE STATISTICS to ensure the optimizer has the information it needs to access the data in the most efficient manner. If time permits, rebuild the indexes and perform regularly scheduled database maintenance.
With the successful migration behind you, start to research the new technologies available with SQL Server 2005 to determine how they can be beneficial to your business.
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
|ABOUT THE AUTHOR:|
| 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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