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Copy Database from Remote SQL Server to Local Server Problem???

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On a Windows Vista Home Premium system, I am trying to copy a database from a remote server to my local SQL server development machine.  I can connect to the two servers using SSMS and the Copy Database Wizard.  Once I complete all the Wizard screens and run the job I get the following error.  It has something to do with the Messenger Service for which is not installed on my Vista machine.  In the SQL Server Agent >>>> Alert System >>>> Mail Session, I have Enable Mail Profile Unchecked.  

Is there something else that needs to be done to disable the Alerts and mail session so the copy database job can successfully run???  I have the local server configured for local and remote connections and I can copy a local database.  It's only when I try to copy the database from the remote sql server.


10/28/2008 21:13:43,,Error,[355] The mail system failed to initialize; check configuration settings
10/28/2008 21:13:43,,Error,[260] Unable to start mail session (reason: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.SqlIMail.Server.Common.BaseException: Mail configuration information could not be read from the database. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: profile name is not valid<nl/>   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception<c/> Boolean breakConnection)<nl/>   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception<c/> Boolean breakConnection)<nl/>   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)<nl/>   a)
10/28/2008 21:13:43,,Error,[364] The Messenger service has not been started - NetSend notifications will not be sent


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I hate these kinds of errors, very frustrating. My thought is to start the copy database from the remote server, not locally. Is that an option?
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Not an option HoggZilla ...  Yes, ver frustrating considering all I want to do is copy a database.

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I will re-open this question and re-structure the contents.

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