What are my options in moving result of a query in one server to another table on another server? Data contains ~400.000 rows so it won't be a quick one. (Both of them are SQL Server 2008 R2)
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One option is to use the SqlBulkCopy class via SQLCLR. You can either code this yourself or simply download the Free version of SQL# (which I am the author of) which contains a stored procedure named
DB_BulkCopy which encapsulates this functionality. In either case the assembly will need to be given a
If using the SQL# stored procedure, you would do something similar to the following:
DECLARE @MyQuery NVARCHAR(MAX); SET @MyQuery = N'select some stuffs; -OR- EXEC SomeProc;'; EXEC SQL#.DB_BulkCopy --@SourceType = N'MSSQL', --@SourceConnection = N'Context Connection = true;', @SourceQuery = @MyQuery, @DestinationConnection = N'Data Source=(local); Integrated Security=true; Initial Catalog=tempdb;', -- CHANGE!! @DestinationTableName = N'SchemaName.TableName', @BatchSize = 3000, @NotifyAfterRows = 1000, @TimeOut = 1000 -- seconds --@ColumnMappings = N'', --@BulkCopyOptionsList = N'TableLock|UseInternalTransaction' -- Optional; see descripton below --@RowsCopied = @Rows OUTPUT
TableLock= Obtain a bulk update lock for the duration of the bulk copy operation. When not specified, row locks are used.
UseInternalTransaction= When specified, each batch of the bulk-copy operation will occur within a transaction.
The simplest method which we use is something like below
Create a table on destination server using the scripts generated from the table on the source server by right click and going through option of Tasks/Generate scripts.
Then run the below T-SQL to upload the data from source table to destination.
INSERT INTO dbo.YourTableNameHere SELECT * FROM [SourceServer].[SourceDatabase].dbo.YourTableNameHere
For large data movement, refer to below discussion and answer for same:
The tool I wrote is a perfect fit.
sqlcmd to export and import data.
You just provide *.sql file with query and connect parameters to it.