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Copying one table from sql 2005 to sql 2008

Posted on 2014-02-10
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I have a table generated daily on sql 2005 and I have to copy the table to sql 2008 on a different machine. I manually did this by generating scripts with data on sql 2005 and run the script on sql 2008, it worked, but running the generated script takes too long. The script file is about 150MB.
What option do I have besides generating scripts to copy a table between SQL 2005 and 2008 on two different machines?
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Are they on the same network ?  Can they talk to each other ?

If so: use the import / export wizard.

From the 2008 machine, open SSMS, expand to the database, right click on the database name, select Tasks and import data.

Then you can define the 2005 DB as the source, the 2008 as the destination and follow the steps in the wizard.
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SAme network, they can talk each other.

Thank you for the option.
Is there any option that I can automate the import/export like task scheduling? Maybe if I can get the script of the task, I can schedule it, but where do I find the script?
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I am not a real expert in such things, but you should be able to use Integration Services (SSIS) to do that.  

Hopefully someone else can provide steps or talk to Mr Google on "Using SSIS to copy table from one database to another" (Never done it using SSIS, I'm afraid).
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Another option is to create a linked server between the two, then it becomes a simple task of  writing the appropriate INSERT statement, as in:
INSERT SQL2008LinkedServerName.DatabaseName.OwnerName.TargetTableName(Col1, Col2, Col3,...)
SELECT  Col1, Col2, Col3,..
FROM SourceTableName
WHERE <insert appropriate condition here>
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