- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 4:04 am #1324418
I have in my environment several Windows 2008 R2 servers and I am planning to migrate to Windows 2019. I have read some Microsoft documentation and I am evaluating the in-place migration, according to How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019 article is required an upgrade in different steps:
- First, you upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012
- Secondly, you will upgrade Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016
- Finally step, you upgrade Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019
Anyone tried to perform this upgrade process ? Any pros and cons from your perspective?
- This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Paolo Maffezzoli.
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 4:33 am #1324695Leos MarekModeratorPost count: 115Member Points: 4,521Rank: Level 1
I prefer always clean installation. Have bad experience with in-place upgrade and that was just one jump, not 3 as described here.0
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 6:12 am #1325397
ok, I totally agree about a clean installation, in this case for certain small server a in-place migration could be an opportunity.0
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 5:26 am #1325108Swapnil KambliModeratorPost count: 49Member Points: 4,867Rank: Level 1
Had the worst experience performing 2008 to 2016 in-place migration. 2008 to 2019 2-step in-place migration would need all sort of consideration and management.0
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 6:09 am #1325384
A possible intermediate solution could be a in place migration 2008R2 to 2012. Then evaluate next steps.
- This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Paolo Maffezzoli.
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 6:16 am #1325422
but I would consider in place migration only in case of the safest choice, not just to run the fastest0
- Mon, Jul 29 2019 at 5:27 am #1325111Swapnil KambliModeratorPost count: 49Member Points: 4,867Rank: Level 1
As noted in the article ‘As an alternative, you can also redeploy the applications on a fresh installation of Windows Server 2019.’. Even we had opted for the same solution for infra refresh.0
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