I'd probably not use any of those methods especially if it's a one off task. I'd most likely do a native BCP out on the source and a native BCP in on th destination.
No matter what you do, make sure that it does it in batches and that you have transaction log backups running at pretty close intervals to keep the log file from blowing up if you're in the full recovery mode.
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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