Please can I ask for some advice. I look after a range of servers and one is server 2012 and SQL 2008 R2.The SQL is out of support so the customer wants to move to SQL 2016.
He does not want a new server for side by side and he does not want an inline upgrade for many reasons. He wants a SQL 2016 instance installed on the same server. Once set up we will uninstall SQL 2008 R2. I know they share components and I was wondering if uninstalling 2008 might break the 2016 install. Any advice gratefully received.