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This topic describes how to upgrade a SQL Server VDB to a higher version of SQL Server instance.

Procedure for VDB In-Place Upgrade

  1. Remove any VDB Refresh Policy assigned to the VDB.
  2. Upgrade the target SQL Server instance.
  3. Refresh the target environment.

Procedure to Upgrade a VDB to a New SQL Instance

  1. Refresh all environments.
  2. Log into the Delphix Admin application using delphix_admin credentials pr as the owner of the VDB. 
  3. Select Manage > Databases > My Databases.
  4. Disable the VDB to be upgraded.
  5. Click the Expand icon to open the VDB card.
  6. Click the crown icon on the bottom of the VDB card.
    The Upgrade Database screen will open.
  7. Select the new SQL Server instance your want the VDB to upgrade to.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Enable the VDB.
  10. Repeat step 2 to 9 for each VDB you want to upgrade. 


  • Upgrading a SQL Server 2005 VDB to SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 is not supported.