OS Upgrade NT to W2K


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OS Upgrade NT to W2K

Postby David Knapp » Fri, 17 Oct 2003 23:43:21 GMT

We would like to upgrade our SQL server OS from NT 4.0 to 
W2K.  Our network guys want to do a C: drive disk wipe and 
clean OS install instead of an in-place.  How can I best 
save our existing SQL2K(SP3) installation so I can restore 
everything to the way it was prior to the disk wipe?  I 
know I need good backups of the user DBs.  I will be re-
installing SQL2K and service packing it before I restore 
any user DBs.  What do I need to do to get the security 
settings/users/jobs and master DB back?  Any other items I 
need to restore.  No replication or log shipping going 
on.  Is there a script that will do the majority of the 
work?  Thanks for any info.

Re: OS Upgrade NT to W2K

Postby Keith Kratochvil » Sat, 18 Oct 2003 04:57:35 GMT

Restoring master should get your security back up and running.  You can also use something like this:  http://www.**--****.com/ ;EN-US;q246133

Restoring the msdb database will get your jobs back.  Of course you want to backup and restore the user databases as well.

Backup and is very well documented within Books Online.  Make sure that you read the section regarding restoring the master database.  This is the tricky one, as SQL Server has to be started in single user mode at the command prompt.


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