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I have SharePoint 2010 running on SQL Server 2008 SP1. I would like to upgrade the database to 2008R2 SP3.

Are there any problems with that?

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Yes you can upgrade the SQL server but you have to plan it, as it will cause the outage for SharePoint. following things

  • You must have full backup of your content databases before start. so that in case of corruption you have a recovery point.
  • Highly recommend,test this upgrade in lower farm
  • Shut down SharePoint while you upgrading the SQL so that no active connection from SharePoint to avoid any corruption.Personally i am in favor of shutting down servers but people just stop the IIS, SharePoint timer and other services.
  • Schedule this activity, as it will cause the outage for SharePoint user.

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