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SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 migration

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Dear All,

I have a MS SQL 2000 Database server with 3 databases on it, lots of stored procedures, jobs and DTS packages.

Now -- i want to move all this to MS SQL 2005.

1. Can anyone tell me the quickest and most reliable way to do this ?
2. I have a VB 6.0 application which works with the current MS SQL 2000 database. I know to know Whether an application made in VB 6.0 work with the new sql 20005 database without any problems ? Are there any compability issues between the VB 6.0 apps and MS SQL 2005?
3. Any insights and pitfalls that i should take care while doing the transfer of the databases.

Thanks!
Nitin Khachar
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1. The quickest way to to the migration is to upgrade grade the SQL Server 2000 server to SQL Server 2005. This will upgrade all the databases to SQL Server 2005. Other wise you will have to install SQL Server 2005 and restore the user databases. Unfortunately, you will not be able to restore the system databases (master and msdb) so you will have to create the logins and DTS packages via scripts or importing them from files.

2. As far as I know the VB6.0 application will work with SQL Server 2005. You may not be able to use the new functionality in SQL Server 2005, but that may not matter to you.

3. The best way to determine if there are any pitfalls is to set up a server in a test environment and run the upgrade there and test the application against it. There is no way to tell what could happen untill you do it and see what does happen.



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