How to copy whole/entire database from one SQL Server instance to another

by Jagadish Pulakhandam on 9/23/2011 7:35:31 AM
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Brief: Demonstrates on copying an entire database from one SQL Server instance to another
Posted to: Microsoft SQL Server - Quick Learn ("How to"s for Developers)
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Attached video demonstrates the following:
  • Shows SSMS connected to three (SQL Server) instances
  • Uses "Copy Database" feature in SSMS to copy database from one instance to another
  • Copying Database using SMO method (and not attach/detach method)
NOTE: You need to have "SQL Server Agent" of both source and destination instances to be running in order to use "Copy Database" feature.  You can always check the current status of "SQL Server Agent (instancename)" by opening Start || Programs || Microsoft SQL Server 2008 || Configuration Tools || SQL Server Configuration Manager

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