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RATA Now Recommends SQL 2017 or higher for Comply Installations

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Added on December 7, 2021

For technical reasons and because support has ended for SQL 2012, the Comply 21 update now requires SQL Server 2014 or higher for both new installations and updates. Microsoft ended mainstream support for SQL Server 2012 on July 11, 2017, and extended support will be ending on July 12, 2022. SQL Server 2012 has inherent security issues that necessitate migration to newer versions.

Comply always supports all versions of SQL Server that are in mainstream support. We will also try to support SQL Server through any extended support period as much as possible. But support for a SQL Server version cannot be guaranteed after mainstream support ends if there are potential security issues or there are important pieces of functionality that Comply requires.

Mainstream support has also ended for SQL Server 2014 & SQL Server 2016, while 2017 will expire in October of 2022.  So if you are going to upgrade your SQL Server, we highly recommend going with the latest version of SQL Server or at a minimum SQL Server 2017.

Migrating to a newer version of SQL Server can be accomplished utilizing a SQL upgrade or transferring to a new SQL Server installation. We have scripts that can assist with the migration of your Comply database to a new SQL Server installation if needed.

Also, if you are tired of keeping up with the SQL Server upgrades or paying the SQL licenses, keep in mind that RATA offers RATA Hosted Services which is a Cloud-based/SaaS version of Comply that eliminates all of your technical concerns.  See https://www.rataassociates.com/rata-hosted-services/ for details or call us for a quote.

Contact us at (407) 831-7282 if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

 

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