Performing production upgrade
Introduced in 2021.2
Production upgrade is a direct upgrade scenario. It allows you to upgrade your database to the new version in a single step and go live immediately.
IMPORTANT: If the database is involved in replication, you should turn replication off before upgrading it. After the database has been successfully upgraded, you can re-configure SQL Server database replication. For details, see your Microsoft SQL Server documentation.
To perform the production upgrade: