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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: how to export SQL server database to ... something

    I have database which is about 7 GB. I want to export it to some portable file. What I have to choose. .MDB, .DB, ... or ?

    There is Import/Export utility but it usualy transfer databases from one server to another. I want 1 or many files, which I can export, burn on CD, etc.

    Any ideas ?

  2. #2
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    Perform a backup to .bak file

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    how are you going to burn 7 gb to a cd?

    How many tables are you talking about?

    How about bcp?
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    if your 7 gb is only in a few tables then you can set up views to horizontally partition your data then bcp each view out to a serperate delimited file

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