new to SQL Server 2000. We have an obsolete database that we need to
save off for x number of years. DB2 has utilities (DB2Look/Export)
that allows for the export of the data along with a schema and script
that enables the future recreation of the structure of the databases
and tables to include RI etc. You can save off the architecture and
relationships of the tables as well as the data.
Does SQL Server have anything similar?
Failing that, our plan is to backup the data and logs then image the entire disk.
I believe the scipting of the ddl of the objects in addition to a backup AND a data export is a desired redundancy. I belive the scripting capabilties of SS should do the job. That's for all the interesting info .