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How to backup the local packages in Data Transformation Services

Posted on 2007-10-05
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I have quite a number of local packages in Data Transformation Services for SQL Server 2000.
How can I backup  and restore the packages?
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DTS -info is stored in the MSDB-database so the backup of that database contains the packages
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I tried to restore for development server but keep getting error saying the databse is in use but there are no other user and the database is not lock. Any advice?
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That's a whole other question, you want to get your packages on another server .I remember you can save a DTS package as VBS-project. But I didn't ever tried to 'export' the whole bunch at once

restore Msgb
Your backup-info is stored in the msdb-db also so it could block itself. Your backup-info will be lost too!
see
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_21695793.html
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I did asked for both backup and restore and
I am trying to restore on the same server. Its just that I am trying on the development server by deleting few packages and trying to restore from backup...
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'Backup and restore' as I earlier mentiont is of th MSDB-db. But there are also other things kept so know what you are doing! Because MSDB-db holds also information about backups it's not so weird getting a message 'database in use'. Problem also treated in earlier mentioned link.

If you look for a pure DTS-approach there is some tool like a DTSBAckup
http://www.sqldts.com/242.aspx
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