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cnschulz
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Helper IV

Power BI Report Server Edition Upgrade

Hi, 

 

There is a great guide to upgrading PBIRS however I cant find any info on the process for restoring to a previous edition should the upgrade fail or cause errors.

 

My guess is:

 

- stop service

- uninstall software

- install OLD software

- stop service

- restore databases

- restore config files

- start service

- restore encryption keys

 

Can anyone offer any advice on my plan?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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messerjc
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Advocate IV

If your server is a virtual machine, I highly recommend just using the VM snapshot capabilities before doing the upgrade if that's available to you or to your server ops team. I cannot count the number of times that has saved me from having to use a complex backout plan. 🙂  Otherwise, what you laid out there looks pretty accurate to me.

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messerjc
Advocate IV
Advocate IV

If your server is a virtual machine, I highly recommend just using the VM snapshot capabilities before doing the upgrade if that's available to you or to your server ops team. I cannot count the number of times that has saved me from having to use a complex backout plan. 🙂  Otherwise, what you laid out there looks pretty accurate to me.

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