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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    we are planning to upgrade MS SQL and CRM version from CRM 2013 (MS SQL Version: SQL Server 2012) to CRM 2015 (MS SQL Version: SQL Server 2014).

    Can you please share impact analysis (risk) document/or comments if you faced during above upgrade.And also please let me know what are prerequisites for SQL 2014 while upgrading to CRM 2015.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:22 AM

Answers

  • Ok, I don't know if you can upgrade SQL "inplace" but what you could do is to take a backup of the Org db(s) and then delete the SQL server (depending on waht else is hosted there, this is a CRM-only-thinking), install a new one and do the same for the CRM server. If you're doint it on virtual machines can't you just set up new servers, migrate and then kill the old ones. By doing that you also have a fall back in case of things going south. Why do you go to 2015 and not 2016 btw?

    Regards


    Rickard Norström Developer CRM-Konsulterna
    http://www.crmkonsulterna.se
    Swedish Dynamics CRM Forum: http://www.crmforum.se
    My Blog: http://rickardnorstrom.blogspot.se

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:19 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Do you have physical servers or Virtual ones? Are you planning on using new servers or the same (if it's physical servers).

    The "easy" path would be to install a new server set with CRM 2015 (or 2016) and SQL server 2014 and then do a migration upgrade. If you're going to 2016 you have to bounce the org DB on an 2015 first.

    Risks, do you have any unsupported customizations? Do you have any deprecaded scripts? Do you have any integrations (will probably be less impact but it might be some issue).

    I'm not sure what you mean with pre reqs for SQL 2014, it's supported from 2015 RTM so it shouldn't be an issue.

    Regards


    Rickard Norström Developer CRM-Konsulterna
    http://www.crmkonsulterna.se
    Swedish Dynamics CRM Forum: http://www.crmforum.se
    My Blog: http://rickardnorstrom.blogspot.se

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:27 AM
  • we have virtual servers and we have to perform upgrade from CRM 2013 to 2015 and SQL 2012 to SQL 2014 on existing machines (not new servers).
    Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:52 AM
  • Ok, I don't know if you can upgrade SQL "inplace" but what you could do is to take a backup of the Org db(s) and then delete the SQL server (depending on waht else is hosted there, this is a CRM-only-thinking), install a new one and do the same for the CRM server. If you're doint it on virtual machines can't you just set up new servers, migrate and then kill the old ones. By doing that you also have a fall back in case of things going south. Why do you go to 2015 and not 2016 btw?

    Regards


    Rickard Norström Developer CRM-Konsulterna
    http://www.crmkonsulterna.se
    Swedish Dynamics CRM Forum: http://www.crmforum.se
    My Blog: http://rickardnorstrom.blogspot.se

    Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:19 PM