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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 10/17/2013 :  07:16:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my job i connect to a number of SQL servers and databases. I can access and query these databases using Linked servers.

I now have a requirement to connect to a SQL server database that is totally ‘offsite’ and I have no easy way to connect to it. I would usually use SSIS or Linked servers to bring data into our data warehouse but these don’t seem an option at the moment.

Of note; I would be looking to load around 1 gb per day of data into our local data warehouse.
In this example I’m using an sql 2008 r2 and would be looking to connect to a sql 2008 r2 database

Can this forum advise on what I should be looking to do?
I hoping there are some good articles already out there ;-) or that someone can help with key words or general advice on what I should be looking to do.

Due to our set-up I don’t have any dba’s that I can turn to in this instance so any help would be great!

Many thanks

Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 10/17/2013 :  07:48:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
how frequently you want data transfer to happen? Is the attempt to sync up the offsite db based on online db(s). If yes, you might have to look at setting up replication between the servers

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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 10/17/2013 :  08:32:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Viskah
The transfer would happen once a day (a bulk replace). There isn’t (yet) any objective to have full replication.

I'm interested in what servers settings and firewall considerations etc... to allow my server to see the 'remote server' as if it was on my local Network, like my other linked servers.
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