Ok, I originally started a question a ways back called "What are the best practices for ETL of data from one OLTP system to another?". And as you can probably tell from most of my questions so far, ...
First off, I want to post that I am a developer and not a DBA, so I am trying to approach this from the standpoint of what is the best thing to do, rather than just assuming I can do everything ...
This question originates more from an "enterprise architecture" point of view. (Reason being, our company is just starting to get into data management, and actually having DBA's -- I know, horrific ...