Solved

SSRS: Copying Reports to a New Server without Losing Reports

Posted on 2014-04-18
5
517 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-28
Hello:

I want to copy SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) reports from a SQL 2008 R2 box to another similar box that also has SSRS on it.

First of all, there are a lot of reports and data sources to be copied.  So, I'm going to want to pull the ReportServer database from the "old" server.

Secondly, the "new" server has about twenty reports and two data sources that I want to keep.

How do I copy these reports over from one server to another and still allow for the new server to retain its current reports and data sources?

Thanks!

TBSupport
0
Comment
Question by:TBSupport
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:planocz
ID: 40009890
You can copy all the reports to the new server, But you still have to select all the reports again to be deployed to that new server. Copying the reports is different than just doing a deployment.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:TBSupport
ID: 40010415
I'm still unclear as to (a) what the steps are to accomplish this copying and (b) how to do so without overwriting the reports currently on the new server.

TBSupport
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:planocz
ID: 40010797
(Unless the reports are the same name on the new server) the copying in reports should not overwrite the reports alright on the server.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:TBSupport
ID: 40012475
Hi planocz:

Thanks, for the excellent responses!

I still am concerned, though, about the fact that I'm going to be pulling the ReportServer database from the old server to the new.  Again, I don't see of a way around that since the old server has a lot of reports.  I don't want to just export and import .rdl files.

And, in so doing, I don't want to overwrite the reports that are already on the new server.

How do I accomplish all of this?

Thanks!

TBSupport
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
planocz earned 500 total points
ID: 40012894
I would use Visual Studio on the new servr to help you import or copy the files you need. Then from there deploy the reports into the server just as you did on the old server.
0

Featured Post

What Is Transaction Monitoring and who needs it?

Synthetic Transaction Monitoring that you need for the day to day, which ensures your business website keeps running optimally, and that there is no downtime to impact your customer experience.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A recent questions about how to add SSRS named instances, couldn't find any that talks about SQL server 2008, anyway I decided to help by creating some screen shots. The installation is straightforward, you just pop the SQL server 2008 installati…
It is helpful to note: This is a cosmetic update and is not required, but should help your reports look better for your boss.  This issue has manifested itself in SSRS version 3.0 is where I have seen this behavior in.  And this behavior is only see…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question