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SQL 2000 -> SQL 2005 assistance

Posted on 2007-11-16
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I am in the process of moving databases from a SQL 2000 server to a SQL 2005 server with the backup/restore method, but the process iserroring out. Does anyone know how to convert/move databases?
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by:sandorka
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I have 2 separate servers, a SQL 2000 and an SQL 2005 with SP 2 and the latest patches.
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by:spprivate
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Backup the database in SQL server 2000,copy the .bak file into the new server.Restore it from the management console.It is pretty straight forward.By the way,what is the error you are getting.
I have done this many times in my company
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lexiflex earned 500 total points
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There should be no problem. Without knowing the errot message it's hard to speculate what might be wrong.

Did you run the Upgrade Advisor to see if there might be incompatibility issues? (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1470e86b-7e05-4322-a677-95ab44f12d75&displaylang=en).
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by:imitchie
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an alternate way is to stop 2000, copy the mdf, ldf files (both) and any other files (ndf) and use
sp_attach_db from 2005.  similarly to backup/restore, sql will automatically upgrade the databases and introduce the sql 2005 sys. tables on attachment/restore
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by:ptjcb
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What are your error messages?
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