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Posted - 01/07/2014 :  15:28:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sorry if this has been covered elsewhere...

i'm in the process of migrating two sites from shared servers to a decidated Win 2008 R2 which has SQL Express on it

the problem is that replication isn't available and i don't have access on the (current) shared server which will allow me to do a backup/restore to the new one. it's not a huge amount of data - 20-30 megs at the most

i have one db which was backed up a few days ago which needs to be synched with the current one, so we can take it offline, and another which i need to import completely

what would be the best way of going about a) synching the db that's been backed up and b) importing the second db completely?

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Posted - 01/07/2014 :  15:45:46  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If it's just 20-30MB, why not just do truncate/delete and then insert? It should be very fast for that amount of data. You could use a linked server for the insert.

Or truncate/delete plus bcp out/in.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007

Edited by - tkizer on 01/07/2014 15:46:23
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Posted - 01/07/2014 :  16:18:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks - i'll see if that's a viable option
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