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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 12/29/2012 :  11:59:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have two dbs one running in DBS1(maindb), and another in DBS3(historydb), all the tables and structures are same. I am missing some rows in particular table in historydb(telling by count) basically its for my bk application purpose. is there any solution to compare both tables and catch it, so that i can restored it from original db.

thanks in advance.

both can be connected in LAN


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Posted - 12/30/2012 :  10:34:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Take a look at Redgate's SQL Data Compare has a fully-functional trial version that you can use. If that is not something you can use - then you will be left with using a linked server and building queries using EXCEPT.

SELECT * FROM dbs1.dbo.table EXCEPT SELECT * FROM remote.dbs3.dbo.table;
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