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I'm doing a db-to-db copy of a MS SQL SErver 2008R2 database. Which is the better approach to use:

1. Create database and tables without foreign keys.
2. Transfer the data
3. Create foreign keys

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1. Create database and tables without foreign keys.
2. Create foreign keys
3. Transfer the data using the foreign key hierarchy.

Thanks.
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Question by:zeekay22
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David Todd earned 1500 total points
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Hi,

Generally create all the indexes and keys after the big inserts.

HTH
  David
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