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An error while copying database

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I am trying to use Copy database wizard to copy databases from 2005 to 2012 sql server, but I'm getting error "An entry with same key already exists". What does this mean?
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Any idea on what kind of object it fails?


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It failed on master stored proc objects. I skipped that and its working now. But its been alreay an hour and the process to copy is still runnng. DB size is 160GB. Is it usually slow? I am copying it to VM from physical serverl.
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Wouldn't a compressed full backup/restore have been faster?


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can't take compressed backup on 2005...what are other options? because other dbs are pretty similar in size.
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You could do an uncompressed back-up/restore.
Or do the data migration in SSIS itself so you can exploit parallellism to the max. (not sure how the copy database task uses parallellism).

ps: since this is a sql 2012 forum, you would expect questions about 2012, nt 2005 ;-)


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Thanks. Any idea how to copy the list of linked server from 2005 to 2012? I didn't see the option in SDT.
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Thanks. Any idea how to copy the list of linked server from 2005 to 2012? I didn't see the option in SDT.


You can script them out. You can either right-click on each one and script them seperately, or you can retrieve the info from sys.servers.


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Wouldn't a compressed full backup/restore have been faster?


A normal uncompressed backup/restore would likely have been faster and less prone to random failures.

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SQL_Surfer (11/17/2013)
can't take compressed backup on 2005...what are other options? because other dbs are pretty similar in size.

install the trial version of Litespeed and use that to compress and move the backups.

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