Can Sharepoint 2010 and Sharepoint 2013 use the same database (SQL 2012) ?

  • You mean Database server? Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 15:44
  • yea share same content db ?
    – Nikhil J
    Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 16:16
  • Sharing the same database will not work. Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 16:18
  • Sorry let me correct - We need sp2010 and sp 2013 to be installed . We have configured SQL 2012 . Why cant we use SQL 2012 for work with SP2010 and 2013 ?
    – Nikhil J
    Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 16:21
  • You can make it work.. but you said you need to use the same database. We cant share database rather we can share database server Commented Nov 3, 2014 at 16:23

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Yes you can leverage the same database server across multiple installs.

The only thing you should take care of is to use unique "Database" names so it will not conflict with each other.

For example:

Append "SP2010" to all databases that are created for SharePoint 2010.

Also you should increase the server capacity to support both.

Sharepoint 2010 and 2013 on same SQL Server

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