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Article ID: 322620 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 5.3

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To view a white paper that describes how to upgrade to SQL Server 2000 from SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 6.5, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (
This paper details the basic steps that are involved in upgrading from SQL Server 6.5 or SQL Server 7.0 to SQL Server 2000: preparing for an upgrade; using the upgrade wizards; understanding backward compatibility; and upgrading, installing, and troubleshooting failover clustering.

Included in this document:
  • Overview
  • Upgrading from SQL Server 7.0
  • Upgrading Databases from SQL Server 6.5
  • Replication and Upgrading
  • Backward Compatibility
  • Failover Clustering

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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