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Moving SQL 2005 databases to new hardware

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Hi

I've read some of the earlier questions, but none that is 100% similar to mine, as far as I can see. The case is as follows.

Old Server.- Win 2003 Server running SQL Server 32-bit
New server - Win 2008 running SQL Server 64-bit (SP2)

Both servers are in the same domain. But the thing is that the sql server contains 967 rather small databases (Not my fault, but the ERP System we're using, it creates 5 - 6 databases each year for each company we're working on --- Jeez...!)

But the backup/restore and detach/attach routines can only be used on one db at the time (??)
Will I have to move system databases, or will these be updated with the needed info during attach routine?

I have a custom script made by ERP-developer, maybe this will be the easiest to use, it creates and runs a attach scrip automatically for all 967 dbs (sic...)

Extra info: both databases is up and runnning and have sa login.
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Luan JubicaProject Manager

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The database catalog will filled during the attach but if U have Jobs U have to backup and restore all the system databases.............
thiyagukTech Lead

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yes. you can use attach/detach method if you don't have any jobs/replication etc.,
Jakob DigranesSenior advisor
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This is a rather straight forward and simple SQL install.

All I've done is install it, and the ERP-system creates and maintanes the dbs. All I ever do is run backup with Symantec BE. Så i guess theres no special jobs going, and aboslutely no replication.

But will i have to detach/attach the DBs one-by-one?
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