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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Migrating DB's from SQL 2000 to 2005

    Hi all,

    I'm in need of migrating DB's from a SQL 2000 server to a new SQL 2005 server. Has anyone had any success in this or does anyone know of a process which would be best for this situation?

    Here's my setup...

    SQL2000 SERVER....OS - Server 2000
    MDF's/LDF's reside on D:\MSSQL\Data\
    Backups reside on D:\MSSQL\Backup\

    SQL2005 SERVER....OS - Server 2003
    MDF's/LDF's reside on E:\MSSQL\Data\
    Backups reside on E:\MSSQL\Backup\

    Any information on how to get these DB from 2000 to 2005 will be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Backup -> Restore.

    Read this carefully:
    http://rentacoder.com/CS/blogs/real_...04/28/477.aspx

    HTH
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    ur codings are working excelent.

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    You can backup the SQL 2000 DBs and restore them to the SQL 2005 machine with no problems. You will of course need to re-create logins, maintenance plans, and point applications to the new DBs.

    EDIT: Sniped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCrowley
    EDIT: Sniped!
    Only coz I used short hand
    Testimonial:
    pootle flump
    ur codings are working excelent.

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    You can also detach/attach. Either way, you can't go back.

    Regards,

    hmscott
    Have you hugged your backup today?

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    i found that upgrade adviser kind of handy. although it did not catch new key words in the sps that broke some stuff.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    Thank you very much to all that replied. This was exactly the information I was looking for. You all are the BOMB !!!!

    I might have more questions once I start, but I know you guru's will have the answers. ;-)

    Again, thank you !!!

  8. #8
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    Well, I didn't make it too far before running into an error. SQL2005 seems to be looking for a "D" drive to restore the BAK.

    Attached screenshot.

    Any suggestions??
    Attached Files Attached Files

  9. #9
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    Since my last post, I have learned of the "Copy Database" function. I connected to both systems (2000 box and 2005 box) from the SQL 2005 Management console and performed a copy from one to another. This worked !

    Wowwww.....2005 is very powerful. I like it. ;-)

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    you mean you actually got copy database wizard to work? you must be the first!


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