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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004
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    Unanswered: How to move files between servers?

    Can I move a database from one server to another server using QA?

    EXEC sp_detach_db @dbname = 'IISLOG'
    EXEC sp_attach_single_file_db @dbname = 'IISLOG',
    @physname = 'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\IISLOG.mdf'

    Or would I need a tape backup to move this database to another server?

    Thanks

    Lystra

  2. #2
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    Feb 2004
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    Detaching, doing a copy and attach is a decent way of moving databases from one server to another. There's a catch though: orphaned users. Each database has a list of users and per user it's permissions on that database. The SQL Server also has a list of users allowed to the server. You might end up with users mentioned in the database that are not in the server's list.

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