the process of moving databases or data from one place to another

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Is it okay to use rsync on InnoDB database if the MySQL server is shutdown?

Is it okay to use rsync on InnoDB database if the MySQL server is shutdown ? For example : /etc/init.d/mysql stop rsync -av /home/mysql/mydb/ root@newserver.com:/home/mysql
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Easiest Way to Move 100 Databases

I need to move about 150 databases from one server to another server. SQL Server 2008 Web Edition SQL Server 2012 Preview (in a different datacenter - East Coast Azure) I was planning on moving ...
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SQL Server data folder access rights

I did a fresh SQL Server 2014 install. Next, I wanted to attach some databases from a previous SQL Server 2012 server. I copied all mdf and ldf files to the data directory, but when I tried to attach ...
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How to export an image column to files in SQL Server?

I will migrate from a database. There is one column of type image that I would like to export to binary files on the file system. One file for each record. How can I do this with SQL Server?
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SQL Server migrations go through client machine or not?

I want to migrate a SQL Server db on one machine to another machine. Both machines are remote. If I run the Copy Database wizard, will it pull all the data across the Internet to my client machine and ...
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SQL Server 2005 Database move and rationalisation - Recommended maintenance processes

We're moving a SQL Server 2005 database to a new server and upgrading to 2008, and I'm looking for some advice and reassurance that our approach is correct. I inherited this database and it came to ...
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Moving a database to a new server

My database server is being decommissioned at work. We have a new database server to take its place. Both servers have the same operating system and SQL Server 2008. I need to move all my databases ...
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SQL Server Migration restore backup vs copy data and log files

Hey guys, I'm tasked with doing a SQL Server 2000 to 2005 migration. I will be doing a side-by-side migration. I've read from a few different sources that I can either: perform a backup of the ...
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What specific tests need to be performed under Database migration from DB2 to Oracle?

Currently I am going to be testing (I am a Data Analyst) of a larger migration project where they are planning to migrate from DB2 to Oracle. My question may be little broader; however any ...
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Loop through tables or copy paste

I have to do a migration where I should retrieve data from 40 Access tables, which should contain several of the same columns (but not all, the schemas are different). To make it simpler, I used SSMA ...
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How to speed up mysql export and import

I need to perform a DB migration from Server A to Server B. Server A: MySQL version installed 5.0.6 Server B: MySQL version installed 5.6.20 OS: Both are running RedHat Linux 64bit. 16 ...
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What is the best way to migrate multiple databases?

I want to migrate my database server to a new server. Right now I have a database server with Windows Server 2008 and now I am migrating to a new, separate server with Windows Server 2012. There are ...
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Migrate SQL Server database to multiple files (shrinkfile emptyfile vs log shipping)

I have a SQL Server 2008 database in production that we are moving onto a new server. The current database has a single ~400GB .MDF file. The new server will be running SQL Server 2012, and we are ...
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I need help to migrate denormalized table content to normalized form- MS Access

I have a staff database where we are storing information in Normalized form. There are 3 entity tables and 2 mapping tables connecting these with m-n relationships However, for ease of collecting ...
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Generate insert statements for table AND related data

I'm looking to move data from tables and related tables between 2 databases. The trouble is the primary keys are out of sync. Is anyone aware of a tool which can generate insert statements for a ...
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How do you migrate a database from SQL Server 2008 to MySQL?

I'm just getting into MySQL, so forgive me if this is a basic question. For my application I need to migrate my database from SQL Server 2008 R2 to MySQL. Is there any mechanism or technique or ...
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Migrating development and production databases to AWS

After careful thinking and asking on meta.stackoverflow, I'm posting this question on the DBA site. If anyone thinks this question should be on serverfault or any other site, feel free to close and ...
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How to compare two SQL Servers instance level objects for a migration?

I'm currently working on a SQL Server migration (from a SQL Server 2005 to a 2008 R2 server, on a new physical server). The databases themselves will be transferred using a database backup and ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Ent trial expired move to express?

So someone let our SQL server 2008 R2 enterprise trial expire on a web server. It was part of a plan to restart a project and move everything we had over to MySql instead. We don't need anything ...
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Open source tools for Oracle schema compares [closed]

I'm looking for an open source tool to generate DDL scripts. Many tools call these synchronization scripts. We essentially want to compare schema of different environments (ie: DEV to QA, QA to PROD)...
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Can I open a SQL Server 2008 R2 database in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express?

This question has probably been asked a dozen times but I couldn't find them here or at SO. Can I attach/restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 database to my local SQL 2008 R2 Express instance?
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SQL Server 2000-2014 migration using 2008 Express as intermediary [closed]

We have SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, and we're researching migration to SQL Server 2014. I already know that I need to use 2008 as an intermediate step. My question is, do we need to purchase a ...
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Migrating from ntext to NVARCHAR(MAX)

I have table with the columns of type ntext.And for some peculiar reasons, client want to migrate the column type to NVARCHAR(MAX). While doing so , what all potential threat should i be careful ...
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What is the recommended method to move databases?

I want to know the recommended method to move a database and data from dev to pre-prod to production in SQL Server. The databases are originally created in MS Access so some upsizing to SQL Server ...
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Have: Postgres database files. Need: Functioning database

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a postgres/postgis setup and in a weak moment removed PostgreSQL 9.1 (seemingly a legacy install from 12.04 from before I upgraded to 14.04), having erroneously ...
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Migrating CLR Assemblies

I am migrating a SQL Server 2008R2 database to a new server. (also 2008R2) There are a number of CLR assemblies on the server. Will these automatically migrate with the database or will I have to ...
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Migrate / Copy Huge data from Oracle to SQL Server

I have huge tables in oracle database, appx 1 crore+ (10 million+) rows and want to migrate / copy those table and data in sql server. Currently I am using Import functionality of SQL Server for this ...
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Oracle Procedure to Enable/Disable all constraints

I have this nice piece of code: begin for i in ( select constraint_name, table_name from user_constraints where constraint_type ='R' and status = 'ENABLED' ) LOOP execute immediate ...
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Move an Oracle database by moving the raw data files

I have a large Oracle database (~300 GB) and I need to move a copy of the database to a new environment in a short period of time. I was wondering if there is a way to just pick up the raw files ...
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Schema Migration: SQL Server Data Tools vs Liquibase and Flyway

This might seem like a stupid question, but I've been looking into open source solutions for schema migration, namely Liquibase and Flyway. However, my boss told me that SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) ...
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Problem translating MySQL to PostgreSQL

We're using Trac for issue tracking. I migrated it from MySQL to PostgreSQL, but some of the ticket queries no longer work. In the below, all I did this far is replace IFNULL() with COALESCE() and ...
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Best way to migrate a database involved in bidirectional replication

I have two SQL Server 2005 that are to be migrated to SQL Server 2008 R2. The original pair of servers contain a database that are involved in bidirectional transactional replication between them. In ...
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Migrating and normalizing data

We are rewriting a large Django application which uses a MySQL database, and the database schema needs to undergo major modifications. We're also porting the app to use PostgreSQL, for a couple of ...
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Managing schema changes between transactional and analytical databases

How would you manage changes in a transactional database that affect an analytical database? Environment: Transactional database is a current, or near current version of MySQL. Size of the ...
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How to create and populate a PostgreSQL table from CSV automatically?

I am new to database management and we are using PostgreSQL. All I need to do is to migrate CSV files (corresponding to around 200 tables) to our database. Manually creating tables for every CSVfile ...
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Backup/Restore Users/Passwords/Privileges

I am moving from one server to another and I want to backup all databases + users/privileges/passwords from my MySQL Server. I found to backup a database using mysqldump, but I cannot figure out, how ...
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Transfer data from DB2 to Oracle

I want to transfer data from an old DB2 system to a new Oracle database. How should I go about doing this?
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Migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 R2 on a different box

We currently have a SQL Server 2005 instance hosting a lot of application specific databases (ArchiveManager, SolarWinds, Kaspersky etc). We are planning to deploy a new SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on ...
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DB2 Express-C 10.1 database move to DB2 Work group Server/Enterprise Edition

I have not done such migration before and I want to know if I am going to face such issues when moving my database (tables,views,table-spaces,functions,procedures,etc.) to other DB2 distribution. If ...
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Character Set Database Migration

This is a follow-up question to a previous thread I had posted. We're in the process of migrating to a new character set. Now, I am a programmer and we have DBA's who will be performing the work but I'...
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How do I have RMAN treat my restored data files like they are originals?

I am planning a migration for this ancient-but-critical Oracle database from one Windows Server 2003 cluster to another. The database has many data files and they are all getting new paths on the ...
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Copy Oracle database 10g to 12c

I need to copy an Oracle 10g (10.2.0.4.0) database (150GB) to an Oracle 12c (12.1.0.2.0) database. Both are Standard Editions. What method should I use? Target is on a different server - empty ...
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Migrate small sets of data from production to staging/sandbox

I have a development environment that consists of a production, staging and development servers that host SharePoint 2010 or 2013 as well as SQL Server 2008 R2. These each need to have relevant data, ...
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Consolidating 2 Tables with same Values

I am working on a project trying to consolidate two databases, DB1 and DB2, for my organization into a single database, DB3. Initially our organization started with DB1. A few years back they made a ...
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Migrate Management Data Warehouse to a New Instance

Is there a defined procedure to follow for moving a SQL Server 2012 Management Data Warehouse to a new server\instance? We intend to setup MDW on a test SQL Server instance first, but will then want ...
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“Zero” downtime and minimal space requirements for upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.2

Need to migrate from PostgreSQL 8.3.x to 9.2 Constraint 1: 8.4 and above have made datetime format to be integer by default. Wasn't so in 8.3.x. As a result pg_upgrade can't be used. Unless server is ...
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php/mysql database redesign and migration: changing databases to tables

I wrongly designed my application to have one database to each user. each user had 3 similar tables. I now want to have one database and 3 tables only; where i will use the database name in the old ...
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Migration from DB2 to MySQL

Does any one have experience on migration from DB2 to MySQL ? Please share with me. I tried googling, but I have not received much information on this.
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how to change the file directory of your log and data files and what are the effects

I have inherited a SQL server 2012 instance where the file directories of the log and data files are on the same folder on the same drive(all are in the C:\ drive). My task that I will be doing is ...
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How to migrate windows login in from one sql server to another sql server on another domain

We have a SQL server that is located in domain 1(DMN1). We are migrating databases in domain 1 to our new SQL Server in domain 2(DMN2).Corporate states that there will be no trust established between ...