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Upgrading SQL Server Windows Docker Containers

Emanuele Meazzo shows how you can upgrade SQL Server if you are using a Windows Docker container instead of Linux:

With the 1st CU for SQL 2019 released just yesterday, and Microsoft updating the docker image right away, the only natural response for me was to update the docker instance that I showed you how to deploy a few months back.

In theory, a docker container can’t be really “updated”, they’re meant to be stateless machines that you spin up and down responding to changes in demand; what we’re technically doing is creating a new container, based on a new image, that has the same configuration and uses the same persistent storage as the old one.

Read on to see how you can perform this upgrade without losing your data.

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