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Old February 28th, 2007, 05:45 AM
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Default Importing data into SQL Server 2005 Express

Hi All

I wonder if anyone could provide a little advice.. I have a SQL Server 2000 database which I would like to export all of the tables, Stored Procedures and data from into SQL Server 2005 Express but cannot see how this can be achieved.

My current setup is as follows:

SQL Server 2000 with Enterprise Manager and SQL Server 2005 Express with Server Management Studio Express.

A little background information on my objective is that the SQL Server 2000 houses the current live website data and SQL Server 2005 Express is going to be used for a copy of the website to be run locally for offline demo purposes.

Many thanks in advance

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You should try to backup and restore from 2000 to 2005. This will provide the least resistant path.

In my mind, all other options require extra work. Scripting the objects is not an issue. Moving the data would be the issue.

Because you have the Express Edition of SQL 2005 management studio, the import/export data functions are not included. And SQL 2000 EM can't connect to SQL 2005. You would have to use bcp and sqlcmd to move the data, which is a time consuming task. There are other tools you could use, like Microsoft Access and many others. But, they still require you define each table to be migrated.


Adam Gossage
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