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SQL server migration

Arjun Shastry
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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We have machine where SQL 2005 server is installed.Atleast 3 web applications are running on it with data size 22GB in all. We need to migrate all data/tables/groups/users from this server to another server.On target server, SQL server 2005 will be installed.After that this migration activity needs to be carried out.what are options available to migrate to target server?
Microsoft migration tool? Any already existing stored procedure etc?which is preferred solution in such case? java program?
(There are no explicit stored procedures/triggers etc) database structure is quite simple.

Thanks for help

Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

You can just backup and restore the databases. That's the simplest way.

If you have logic you need to perform during the migration, DTS is the tool Microsoft gives you to do this.

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Arjun Shastry
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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Thanks.Backup and restore seems to be a easier option.

It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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