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 Manage Existing Database on the first Task, 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.