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Moving SQL Server DB's


Moving SQL Server DB's

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We have a SQL Server located in India; We need to move all the DB's on that server to a server residing locally for various legal reasons. The Server in India is a 2008 running 24 databases. 3 of these DB's are over 100GB and all 3 of them are being replicated from a third server in India. I am looking for high-level steps I will need to perform this so as to make sure I don't miss anything. Please advise, especially on problems I can expect to run into.

thanks!
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Back up databases
Script logins (with SIDs and passwords)
Script any linked servers
Script any jobs

Copy backups, restore on new server, run the scripts you created.


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Thanks for the response Gila. Any comments or experience on moving the files of VLDB's over the net? I am particularly concerned about the time it might take to copy the files over.
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Use robocopy for transferring the backup files... Cant really comments on time taken to transfer... depends on your network speed
If you can use a compressed backup , even better...
Try breaking backup into multiple files instead of one big file..

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Like2SQL (7/31/2014)
We have a SQL Server located in India; We need to move all the DB's on that server to a server residing locally for various legal reasons. The Server in India is a 2008 running 24 databases. 3 of these DB's are over 100GB and all 3 of them are being replicated from a third server in India. I am looking for high-level steps I will need to perform this so as to make sure I don't miss anything. Please advise, especially on problems I can expect to run into.

thanks!

What network connection facilities do you have between sites if any?

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Excellent. I was about to ask the same basic question.

Do I need to copy the system databases to the new location?Ermm
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Any comments or experience on moving the files of VLDB's over the net?


Be patient, take a good book.
Or copy the files to an external drive and courier/drive it to the new location.


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Or copy the files to an external drive and courier/drive it to the new location.

:-D

It genuinely can be quicker to get on a plane with a hard drive yourself.
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Or copy the files to an external drive and courier/drive it to the new location.

:-D

It genuinely can be quicker to get on a plane with a hard drive yourself.


I'm about to copy 25 terabytes worth of databases from DAS to SAN.

Gonna be a lot of pencils in the ceiling.

A lot of pencils.

Hehe
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you mentioned that 3 of databases are part of replication. then there may be a publisher and distributer.

when you move these databases then you need to generate new publications and then subscribe to these database.

restore MSDB backup ,all jobs will be restored.
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