troubleshooting Question

Best way to move data from one server to another

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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I need to make a copy of a data table residing on one server to a table on a different server.  I got into a session on machine_b and tried something like this:

SELECT * FROM machine_A.DB_Name.DBO.Table_name

But got this error message

Msg 7202, Level 11, State 2, Line 1
Could not find server 'machine_A' in sys.servers. Verify that the correct server name was specified. If necessary, execute the stored procedure sp_addlinkedserver to add the server to sys.servers.

The table is not huge,  If I could script out the data, I could copy and past the insert statements and that would work, but when I script the table, I just get its definition, not the data.  I'm in SQL Server 2005.  Any suggestions?

Thanks,

John
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Steve Wales
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