Make a local copy of a MSSQL DB
Posted on 2006-11-08
I've been running our website off a MSSQL database, running off a server in the same place as the HTTP server.
When testing new features, our local copy of the database accesses the remote database server. This causes two problems:
1. It's very slow due to everything being sent over the internet
2. It makes testing new data features difficult as they have to use the live DB
Therefore, I'd like to make a local copy. We don't have any licenses of SQL Server and don't really want to run it either. I'd prefer MSSQL Express 2005 as its a lot lighter. Is there any way to move the current structure from the remote DB to a MSSQL Express DB?