We have been reviewing our systems OS and installed software to ensure they are running supported versions. We see that the Zerto application comes with SQL Server 2014 (Express). We have not updated to the lastest release of Zerto yet and are wondering if the latest Zerto release comes with an update to SQL, or whether we can install the SP 3 update ourselves to stay in compliance. Any assistance or suggestions would be appreciated.
Mike from Zerto here.
You would need to upgrade SQL manually. Please see the below steps:
Note: This requires downtime for the ZVM and may require a restart of the ZVM VM.
Steps to upgrade Microsoft SQL Server Express:
This is great! Thank you! We have 2 Zerto servers. I’m assuming we are stopping the services on 1 system, updating SQL, rebooting, logging into the GUI to ensure all is OK, and then performing the same steps on the 2nd. Would that be accurate? I want to ensure we aren’t breaking anything when the 1st system reboots and is using a different version of SQL than the other system.
Yes, that would be accurate.