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Redgate Backup and Restore move

espanolanthonyespanolanthony Posts: 3
edited December 7, 2011 4:18AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Hi,
I am using SQL backup version 6.5 on Server A which is a windows 2003 with SQL 2005 server. Now we are trying to move all the databases to Server B windows 2008 with SQL 2008 R2. Server B will be renamed the sane name as server A and Server A will be taken out of the network. Now the question here is:
After I install the RedGate backup agent on the Server B will redgate recognize the license or not?
I do not want to buy a new license and after the move I would like to use the new server for backup of SQL database.

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  • so many views but no reply.
  • Thanks for your post.

    Licensing recognizes hardware, so even if you name it the same it will still think you're on a different machine.

    You can perform the following though:

    1) Download the trial version to Server B
    2) Take a backup(s) on licensed Server A
    3) Copy backup(s) to Server B
    4) Perform restores with trial copy for 14 days
    5) During that 14 days, finish up with Server A
    6) Prior to decommissioning Server A, right click on the server through the SQL Backup GUI and select to deactivate
    7) Uninstall SQL Backup from Server A
    8) Decommission Server A
    9) Use key from Server A which has been deactivated to activate Server B

    HTH!

    Pete
    Peter Peart
    Red Gate Software Ltd
    +44 (0)870 160 0037 ext. 8569
    1 866 RED GATE ext. 8569
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