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Grifter
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Posted - 10/10/2013 :  11:26:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi

I have a DB on an old PC with local installed SQL Server 2005. I want to export to DB on another machine with 2008 express but I need to do it by file I can copy across the network.

What's the best way?

Thanks

G

tkizer
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Posted - 10/10/2013 :  11:47:32  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Backup/restore is the best way to move an entire database. Run a full backup on the 2005 server, copy the backup file to the 2008 server, then restore it.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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