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Default DTS Package Equivalent

I've been using SQL Server 2000 for some time now, using a DTS package to import larges amounts of data on a monthly basis...

Believe it or not, the only thing that kept me from upgrading to 2008 was that some time ago, I tested the ability to import large amounts of data into SQL Server 2008, and it was very slow using the "Import and Export" wizard in 2008.

I use Access MDB as container files for the data tables.

What is the preferred method to import large data tables into SQL Server 2008?
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if its 2008r2 research tableDiff. Its amazing. The source and destination tables must be identical in structure. I use a .bat file running on a windows Scheduled task to sync databases from one server/DB to another every night. Here is the .bat file. Only very small changes on lines 13-28 are required to use it, they should be very obvious.

Note - No changes are required to the :processTable function at the bottom

color c0
echo. Starting %CD% %date% %time%
echo ********************************************************************************

echo ***********************************************************
echo * Set up tablediff and logs paths
echo ***********************************************************

SET folderDiffs=D:\Inetpub\Scripts\temp\folderToSavwSQLFiles
SET LogFolder=D:\Inetpub\Scripts\Logs\folderNameForLog
SET exeTableDiff="C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\COM\Tablediff.exe"
SET exeSqlCmd="C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\sqlcmd.exe"

SET sourceServer=ServerName
SET sourceDatabase=DBName
SET sourceUser=UName
SET sourcePassword=pWord

SET destinationServer=ServerName
SET destinationDatabase=DBName
SET destinationUser=UName
SET destinationPassword=pWord

SET tables=tableOne, tableTwo, tableThree

for %%i in (%tables%) do (call :processTable %%i)

echo. Finished %date% %time%
echo ********************************************************************************

goto :end

	SET sourceTable=%1
	SET destinationTable=%sourceTable%
	echo. Starting %date% %time%
	echo. Processing %sourceTable%
	del /f /q %folderDiffs%\diffs_%sourceTable%.sql
	%exeTableDiff% -sourceserver %sourceServer% -sourcedatabase %sourceDatabase% -sourcetable %sourceTable% -sourceuser %sourceUser% -sourcepassword %sourcePassword% -destinationserver %destinationServer% -destinationdatabase %destinationDatabase% -destinationtable %destinationTable% -destinationuser %destinationUser% -destinationpassword %destinationPassword% -f %folderDiffs%\diffs_%sourceTable%.sql > %LogFolder%\diffs_%sourceTable%.log
	If Exist %folderDiffs%\diffs_%sourceTable%.sql %exeSqlCmd% -S %destinationServer% -d %destinationDatabase% -U %destinationUser% -P %destinationPassword% -i %folderDiffs%\diffs_%sourceTable%.sql

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