Upgrade SQL Server

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (Windows only) noAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

You can upgrade instances of SQL Server 2012 (11.x), SQL Server 2014 (12.x), SQL Server 2016 (13.x), or SQL Server 2017 (14.x) directly to SQL Server 2019 (15.x). For SQL Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 R2, you'll either need to do a side-by-side upgrade, or a migration, to move to SQL Server 2019 as there is no common overlap between a supported mainstream operating system. Before running SQL Server Setup to upgrade to SQL Server 2019 (15.x), review the following articles about the upgrade process and the release notes.

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This section contains the following articles:

See Also

Upgrade Database Engine
Upgrade Analysis Services
Upgrade and Migrate Reporting Services
Upgrade Integration Services
Upgrade Replicated Databases
Upgrade Master Data Services
SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer
Backward Compatibility