mssql-conf set-edition

sakuraime 2,316 Reputation points


just curious what action what actually doing at the back when I choose standard ( if current running is enterprise) .

as I know in windows , downgrading edition should not be allow.

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  1. Ronen Ariely 15,081 Reputation points

    Good day,

    downgrading edition from Enterprise to Standard is not officially supported directly, but...

    Note: First you need to stop the service

    This is the procedure from the client side (before I had enterprise and I change it to standards) :


    as far as I understand this execute behind the scenes a full uninstall and then installation of the lower edition

    Update: Here I found the official documentation. You can notice that changing from Enterprise to Standard is not supported (not in the list) but it is working according to my tests as I show above (with the understanding that this is an uninstall + re-install procedure), but moving from Evaluation Enterprise to Standards is supported (which is why I find no reason to move from Enterprise as well but do it on your own responsibility).

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  1. Cris Zhan-MSFT 6,601 Reputation points

    Hi @sakuraime ,

    Yes, it is not allowed to downgrade the SQL Server edition as easily as the upgrade edition on windows. The way to downgrade the SQL Server edition is to uninstall and reinstall SQL Server.

    pituach's answer explains the situation on Linux.

    Sorry I don't have a suitable environment for testing.