Error TF246017

Today I performed a trial migration upgrade on one of our Team Foundation Server 2005 servers. I encountered the following error message:

TF246017: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database. Verify that the server that is hosting the database is operational, and that network problems are not blocking communication with the server.

My resolution to the error message is simple. I left out the TfsIntegration database. As part of the migration, we need to make sure that the following databases are backup and restore accordingly on the desination server.

– TfsIntegration
– TfsBuild
– TfsWarehouse
– TfsWorkItemTracking
– TfsWorkItemTrackingAttachments
– TfsVersionControl
– TfsActivityLogging

To be frank, I personally think that the error message is very misleading.

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