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

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How can I move a database from one server to another?

How can I move MySQL tables from one physical server to another? Such as this exact scenario: I have a MySQL server that uses innodb table and is about 20GB size. I want to move it to a new server, ...
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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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Best practices for schema changes and data migrations to a live database without downtime?

How do you make schema changes to a live database without downtime? For instance, lets say I have a PostgreSQL database with a table including various user data like email addresses etc, all ...
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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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Upgrade SQL Server 2000 database to 2008 R2 and enable new features

I have recently upgraded SQL Server 2000 database to 2008 R2. What I did was: Shutdown SQL Server 2000 (express) service on old machine, Move datafiles (mydatabase.mdf and mydatabase.ldf) to new ...
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Need to migrate SQL Server to MySQL

I have a database on SQL Server 2008 on a Windows server and I want to move all of the data to a MySQL database on a Ubuntu server. I have tried using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard with the ...
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Moving tables to another SQL2008 database (including indexes, triggers, etc.)

I need to move a whole bunch (100+) of large (millions of rows) tables from one SQL2008 database to another. I originally just used the Import/Export Wizard, but all the destination tables were ...
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How to move a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2005

What are my options if I need to move a database from SQL Server 2012(32bit) to SQL Server 2005(64bit)? I know I cannot: restore a backup of the database on SQL Server 2005 detach & attach I ...
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Should I migrate data using detach/copy/attach or through backup-restore-replay?

I am about to embark on migrating database files to a new SAN (from an old SAN) abd I have a couple of options to implement this. (1) It was suggested that I look into the level of effort of restoring ...
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Is there a penalty for using BINARY(16) instead of UNIQUEIDENTIFIER?

I've recently inherited a SQL Server database that uses BINARY(16) instead of UNIQUEIDENTIFIER to store Guids. It does this for everything including primary keys. Should I be concerned?
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How to migrate large blob table from mysql to postgresql?

I'm now in process of migrating my MySQL database to PostgreSQL. Almost everything went fine (well, after lots of googling for correct mysqldump params etc.) except one table I have - actually the ...
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Best way to migrate a huge SQL Server database with low downtime over network

Problem definition Our database server needs to be transferred to an other datacenter. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) and contains two databases of about 2TB and 1TB. ...
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Migrate from SQL Server 2000 to 2012 without a 2005 or 2008 instance

I have come across three old databases sitting on SQL Server 2000 which I need to move to 2012. I believe the standard approach is to restore into a 2005 or 2008 instance, update, re-export and ...
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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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SQL Server 2000 to 2008 to 2012

We are migrating from SQL Server 2000 to 2008 now. We are making lot of changes to code, scripts because there has been a lot of change since 2000 to 2008. While making these changes, What I want to ...
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What is the easiest way to move data from Oracle to SQL Server?

One of our products supports both Oracle and SQL Server as database backend. We have a customer who wishes to switch from an Oracle backend to Microsoft SQL Server, which isn't a typical transition ...
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What happens when you modify (reduce) a column's length?

Lets say I have two columns of type NUMBER (without precision, and scale) and VARCHAR(300). I saw that these columns are way too large for my data, so I want to modify them to NUMBER(11) and ...
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How to solve UTF8 invalid byte sequence copy errors on a restore, when the source database is encoded in UTF8?

I was given the task to migrate a PostgreSQL 8.2.x database to another server. To do this I'm using the pgAdmin 1.12.2 (on Ubuntu 11.04 by the way) and using the Backup and Restore using the ...
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How to migrate SQL Server Stored Procedures using temporary tables or table variables to Oracle?

C# developer encouraged by management to write SQL Server stored procedures often produce procedures like this create table #t1 (...); insert into #t1 Select ... from table_a where ...; insert into ...
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Move live SQL Server database to a new server

I have a production server running SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, and it has to keep running 24x7 with almost no down time, and it's the time for us to move to a more advanced server hardware, also it's ...
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Move SQL Server 2008 database from machine A to B with no downtime

I got a bit of a problem. I have a SQL Server database in box A which has approximately 60gb of data. I need to move this to a new machine but I cannot have downtime at all. Every second that goes by ...
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moving large PostgreSQL/PostGIS database

I need to move and upgrade a very large (~320 GB) PostGIS database from server1 (PostgreSQL 9.1, PostGIS 1.5) to server2 (PostgreSQL 9.3, PostGIS 2.1). The upgrade process is well-documented. The ...
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Save postgres database from broken ubuntu 10.04 server

Recently a database server with an important db broke (some grub linux issue that I'd prefer not to solve). I can still access the filesystem. Is there a chance to transfer the database by only ...
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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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What is a good way to copy data from one Cassandra ColumnFamily to another on the same Keyspace (like SQL's INSERT INTO)?

Trying to find a way to easily transfer all the rows from a Cassandra ColumnFamily/Table to another. The COPY command, as I understand, is a good option. However, as it dumps all the data to .csv on ...
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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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If PostgreSQL starts after copying data, is the data ok?

I'm copying the data for a PostgreSQL database, that is, /var/lib/postgresql, from one server to another. The servers are identical except for the fact that one is 32bit and the other one is 64. I ...
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Syncing Database for Server Transition

I'm transitioning from an old web/sql box combined to a much more robust solution on a completely different host (800hosting to RackSpace). Our application has very high uptime requirements. It runs ...
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Fastest way to move a database from one server to another

I'm moving a single MySQL database (~10GB uncompressed) from one server to another on the same network. The current MySQL version is 5.1.41 and the new version is 5.5.24. The database contains both ...
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How do I use pg_dump and pg_restore to move a large database to another machine?

I'm a bit unclear on how to use the pg_dump/pg_restore duo to move a large-ish database. Here is the command I use to dump the database (the host and username are taken from environmental variables): ...
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Migrating from one SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to another

I just started a new dba job and have been given a new server and told to move everything from the old server to the new one, brand new windows and SQL Server installations. I know I have to transfer ...
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Migrating MySQL to new server

We have a MySQL 5.1 instance running on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (Server A) replicated to another MySQL 5.1 instance on Windows Server 2003 R2 (Server B). We have a new MySQL 5.5 instance on ...
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bcp database migration

I want one server to migrate the database to another server. On another server database already exists, then ist all the tables, but they are empty and I want to fill. For the filling, I want to use ...
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Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another

We have a production SQL Server 2005 server on which we are hosting 200 databases. We want to host these databases on our new server. On new server SQL Server 2005 is installed and is ready. I want ...
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How to migrate from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

I have been trying to migrate a database from SQL Server 2000 (part of SBS 2003) to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition I naively tried using the SQL Server Export and Import wizard. This has worked ...
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SQL Server migration using a replica

I want to migrate a fairly big SQL Server instance (100 GB+) to a cloud machine. I don't think the attach/detach method will be a good idea. Because sending big files over the internet would take a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to migrate Oracle database to MySQL server? [closed]

Currently our application is running using Oracle 11g database. We are developing newer version of the application which runs on MySQL cluster. We need to migrate the data from Oracle database to ...
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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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How to handle Schedules when moving Jobs to another server?

We are migrating our SQL Server 2008 R2 to another physical server. For this, I will script out all jobs and run it on the target server. My question is about handling the schedules: When a job is ...
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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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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 ...