Retreive Data from Remote SQL Server

Posted on 2011-05-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All,

We have a local SQL 2008 server and a remote SQL 2005 server at the other end of a VPN tunnel. We want to programatically retrieve data from the remote server. What is the best approach? Any experience is appreciated,
Question by:Primedius

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bitref earned 1000 total points
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You may create a linked server on the local SQL 2008 server to reference the remote SQL 2005.
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brutaldev earned 1000 total points
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While connected to the 2008 server, create a linked server to the 2005 machine:
USE master;
EXEC sp_addlinkedserver 
   N'SQL Server';

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More info: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190479.aspx

Secondly you will need to add the login information you want to use to access the server from the remote 2008 machine (more than likely necessary):
EXEC sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 'My2005Server', 'false', 'Domain\Mary', 'MaryP', 'd89q3w4u'

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More info: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189811.aspx

Lastly, when you access your 2005 server you can use syntax like:
SELECT * FROM My2005Server.DatabaseToUse.dbo.TableToUse;

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by:Alpesh Patel
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If in network then not an issue. but on different network then need to be on live ip and use it using link server
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you can try openrowset too but linked server is better option.

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ID: 35753189
Thank you, This is what we did.

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