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Select table data from a different SQL instance?

I have a production SQL instance "Host1\SQL1" and a testing SQL instance "Host1\SQL2". I've trying to copy data from the Production SQL instance to the testing SQL instance, like this:
(but it isn't working) What as I missing?
(running SQL from "Host1\SQL2")
UPDATE    PageTemplates
SET              TemplateText =
                          (SELECT     PT1.TemplateText
                            FROM          [Host1\SQL1].MyDB.PageTemplates AS PT1
                            WHERE      (PT1.TemplateID = 1))
WHERE     (TemplateID = 1)
Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005

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8/22/2022 - Mon

why not use the impirt export tool within the server studio if its a direct copy from one to another


Just need a single row...
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