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

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Migrating large database

What is a quick way of migrating 75G database to the cluster? I tried to test the backup and restore and it took more than 2 hrs. Business owners won't accept the long outage. Any idea how I can make ...
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New SQL instance and migration

What are the best practices of creating new SQL Server instance on SQL Server Clustering 2008 R2 and migrating a database with high transactions?
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A Non-DBA Asks: How to Painlessly Copy/Move a SQL Server instance to another Server via Backup/Restore?

We've just got a new server so I need to copy the existing SQL Server 2008 instance over from the old db box. I normally do this by copying .mdf and log files over and attaching them but I'm not able ...
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Import 2 column CSV files to some sort of DB… preliminary planning

Every day I have a CSV file generated by a script. It has two columns. Column 1 is a name, column 2 is the size of their mailbox. I have a years worth of these files. I would like to be able to ...
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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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Error moving SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005 NOLOCK Error

I need to move a database from the SQL Server 2000 (32 bit) to SQL Server 2005.But,When I attacted my database to SQL Server 2005,it's gives me error.(NOLOCK error) Also , After I running dbcc check ...
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What is your workflow for planning a data migration?

So many times I've been brought in at the end of a software development effort and been told something like "okay, we've got all this new code and it requires tables to change and data to be ...
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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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How to migrate data from Google AppEngine Datastore

How to migrate data from Google AppEngine's Datastore to other database (not Datastore)? There is appcfg.py download_data but it produces sqlite3 file with empty bulkloader_database_signature and ...