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How was the MSSQL Server database erased in the production server (that is a different version? )

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http://serverfault.com – I'm asking for help understanding what happened in my situation or what and if I did something wrong. I have production server running on a Windows 2003 server with MSSQL Express 2005 with an app (production server). I was told to prepare a test machine so we can test a new version of the application running in the production server. Since the server is virtualized (vmware esxi 4.1), we took it down, cloned it and booted it again. For the cloned version, we changed the name and IP. Since the new version required SQL Express 2008, I removed the 2005 version and installed the 2008. When I (HowTos)