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Upgrading your existing database

Introduced in 2021.2

There are two scenarios for database upgrade.

  • Production upgrade - If you are ready to immediately begin the production use of the latest version, choose the production upgrade.

  • Pilot upgrade - This scenario allows you to preview the new version and try out new features in a test environment and switch your fully configured pilot database to production when you are ready.

To upgrade a database, run the Database Management wizard, choose Upgrade Existing Database on the first Task page, and follow the on-screen instructions. You will specify your upgrade scenario on the Upgrade Scenario page.

IMPORTANT: Upgrading a database requires membership in the "sysadmin" fixed server role on the SQL server. These credentials will only be used for upgrading the database and will not be stored.