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We have a requirement where we need to move few very Large tables from Main database to another new database on the same server.
There are 2 tables having more then 300 Million records.. What's the best way to move tables from one database to another db. Its SQL Server 2005.
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use SSIS, it is a quick and easy way to set this up to do this...it uses BULK INSERT, which is key for you in this scenario.

To do it, right click the source db, go to tasks, andthen export data.  from there, follow the wizard....save the package at the end so you can use it again if you need to.
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Its taking too much time. Don't we have any better approach.
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when you created the table on the destination db, did you make sure that you DID NOT copy the indexes as well?  
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I just created the Primary key index.. Not other indexes.
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you're going to be better off if you don't have that...especially if the PK is not an identity column...
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