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    SQL 2008 R2??

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    SQL 2008 R2??
    Yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    Yes!
    Hahaha... I dare you to log a call with helpdesk about a problem with your SIMS system (and upload your data)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Hahaha... I dare you to log a call with helpdesk about a problem with your SIMS system (and upload your data)!!
    Wouldn't be a problem, until you get the bill from Capita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Hahaha... I dare you to log a call with helpdesk about a problem with your SIMS system (and upload your data)!!
    We have logged 54 Cases since we upgraded to the new Server in February. All have been resolved by Capita except the two that will be sorted via the Summer Upgrade, the Patch that is currently being tested (that will probably benefit you all!) and the one Case that is still ongoing!
    Yes! Capita have remoted in on a couple of occasions. None of the Cases are affected by R2 and most are as a result of me testing and finding issues with new Upgrades!
    I guess you will all have some of the patches that have resulted as a result of some of my cases.

    I don't recommend you all jump into R2 however! You must know what you are doing! And 'No!' it isn't supported yet! I should point out that we are a SIMS Partnership school and a UAT Associate School!

    If 'owt goes wrong because of R2 then we will sort it. And the info would be passed on to Capita.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    I should point out that we are a partnership school and a UAT Associate School!
    Hmmm, yes you should.

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    So how did Capita deal with loading your data? I assume you being a partnership school and a UAT Associate School your data is over the limit for SQL 2008 R2 Express?

    (Just have visions of some Capita helpdesk person running to the Microsoft shop to pick is copy of SQL 2008 R2 - it's been a long week)

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    I am not sure Matt. But they don't seem to have a problem.
    It's only a few weeks ago that I uploaded our data for the Timetable Reporting Workshop, testing the new functionality for the Summer Release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, you can restore back to Windows Server 2008 without any data loss, assuming you do it right. So if you really want to use Windows Server 2008 R2 it's just a question of can you restore back to Windows Server 2008 (R1) and can you afford the loss of time to do it.

    If you use SQL 2008 R2, you can't.
    I have neither the time nor the inclination, but will do some tests with Virtual Machines. The plan is to implement as supported setup, and then test moving it to Windows Server 2008 R2 after. Presumably the ability to restore is 2 way.

    I'd like to know exactly what is 'doing it right', just to be on the safe side.

    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    SQL 2008 R2??
    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    Yes!
    @sivadam; When did you upgrade to SQL 2008 R2? I thought it only came out in May. (RTM in April?), unless it was available even earlier under Software Assurance. I thought you'd previously said you were on SQL 2008 R2 but were mistaking it for Windows Server 2008 R2. Perhaps i misread the thread.
    If it's true, it's good news for us, assuming we can get the same support that you do!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    We have logged 54 Cases since we upgraded to the new Server in February. All have been resolved by Capita except the two that will be sorted via the Summer Upgrade, the Patch that is currently being tested (that will probably benefit you all!) and the one Case that is still ongoing!
    Yes! Capita have remoted in on a couple of occasions. None of the Cases are affected by R2 and most are as a result of me testing and finding issues with new Upgrades!
    I guess you will all have some of the patches that have resulted as a result of some of my cases.

    I don't recommend you all jump into R2 however! You must know what you are doing! And 'No!' it isn't supported yet! I should point out that we are a SIMS Partnership school and a UAT Associate School!

    If 'owt goes wrong because of R2 then we will sort it. And the info would be passed on to Capita.
    I imagine being a Partnership school / UAT School means that you get better support, does it also mean that they are testing 'unsupported' versions? If you send in your data, surely they need to recreate it on a VM as exact as possible.

    I wonder what response we would get if we sent in data from an unsupported setup.

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