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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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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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Archiving of old data

We're currently running into some performance problems since our database is getting too big. There are data stored from the last 10 years and I don't see a reason why the data older than 2 years have ...
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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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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 migrated"....
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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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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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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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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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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 custom/...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tool to export data with all relational data? [closed]

Is there a tool to export data from selected rows in a table with all data stored in other tables in other tables linked by relational design? The purpose is to ease migrations of bits of data ...
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Avoiding “Row by row” fetch method when dealing with source LOB columns

I have a legacy PostgreSQL database source (ODBC) that I'm attempting to migrate to new SQL Server schema using SSIS. I'm getting a warning saying: 'Row by Row' fetch method is enforced because the ...
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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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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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Tools to migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL

I need to continuously migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL. By continuously, I mean that I will reimport the SQLite database into PostgreSQL every day. It would be nice if I could make changes to the ...
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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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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 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 VARCHAR(...
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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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Migrating Data from SQL Server 2005 to 2016

I am new to administering SQL Server however I am comfortable with the SQL language and making SSIS packages. I want to migrate data from SQL Server 2005 to 2016. My question is do I need to worry ...
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Change existing column in PG to auto-incremental primary key

I have a database in Postgresql, which was migrated from SQL Server (only data). On SQL Server, a table from this database has these columns: measure_id datum measure where measure_id is auto-...
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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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Best way to document database mappings for migrations [closed]

I'm working on a project that includes mapping database elements for a migration and I wanted to know what tools others were using to do this? Excel is a very flexible way to document simple ...
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Bulk insert M:N relation in PostgreSQL

I need to import data from an old database to a new one, with slightly different structure. For example, in the old database, there is a table recording employees and their supervisors: CREATE TABLE ...
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Best practices to maximize portability in SQL Server 2016

When it comes to developing the prototype of a solution, often the technologies has not been decided yet and might not be the same that will be used in the finished product. In this scenarios I tend ...
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Restore a SQL Server 2012 backup file in SQL Server 2016/2014

I have SQL Server 2012 backup files and want to restore these to SQL Server 2016/2014. Will it work? I need to find this out before I uninstall SQL Server 2012.
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Convert Postgres TIMESTAMP to TIMESTAMPTZ

I have a decently-sized (~50k rows) time-series database running on Postgres, with some other structured data (in another database instance) which is much smaller. Stupidly, when I initially designed ...
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Moving Databases to New Datacenters

My company is moving our infrastructure to new data center and I am trying to figure out the best way to keep the database on the new server in sync with the current production database until the new ...
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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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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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AlwaysON Migrate from 2014 to 2016

I have like 20 Listners on 2014 with approx 500 DBS, what is the best way to migrate these with least downtime, effort My idea is: Stop access Backup dbs Start restore dbs While restore is ...
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Physically migrate MySQL without a dump

A client ask me to migrate his MySQL DB: The server doesn't have free space and it also has a very big table that is broken, so I can't dump it. I can't REPAIR it because of lacking of free space. ...
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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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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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How do I prevent changes to my database?

My steps: run the final pg_dumpall on a server prod-server-old Shut down prod-server-old for ever. copy the output to a different server (prod-server-new) Restore the db there. All traffic goes to ...
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Set “Encryption Enabled” to FALSE…what can go wrong?

I'm migrating a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on the same server. I'm configuring LOG SHIPPING on a database that is apparently encrypted: When setting the log shipping I got this ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Alias not working

I have an interesting situation here. We're basically trying to migrate some SQL Server infrastructure to new hardware, and one of the boxes (single-instance, 2-node cluster) is running 2008R2. The ...
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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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MySQL : perform a big data migration between tables

I want to migrate data between 2 InnoDB tables. Currently I'm running this query: INSERT INTO table_a SELECT * FROM table_b; If the dataset grows, what's the best way to avoid CPU overload? ...
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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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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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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