SQL Server legacy DTS packages

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I am upgrading my SQL server from 2008 r2 to 2012 then to 2016. We have hundreds of Legacy DTS packages that I need to convert to SSIS. In the mean time I was wondering if anyone knows of software or a tool to run Legacy DTS packages in server 2012 or later edition

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution Guide
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Commented:
>> I was wondering if anyone knows of software or a tool to run Legacy DTS packages in server 2012 or later edition

Yes, Microsoft provides SSIS Package Upgrade wizard to upgrade legacy packages to latest version..
So, I would recommend to upgrade SSIS packages to latest version and then execute it on SQL Server 2016.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/integration-services/install-windows/upgrade-integration-services-packages-using-the-ssis-package-upgrade-wizard?view=sql-server-2017

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Thank you for your response. I was actually talking about the old DTS packages before SSIS came to be
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SSIS Package Upgrade Wizard(earlier called as Upgrade Advisor) can help upgrade DTS packages as well..
So, no issues..
Just wondering, how come using DTS packages on SQL Server 2008 R2 when it already have SSIS available..
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Thank you. I am using the dts packages because I created a large program that uses the packages on workstations.  I am in the process of converting.
Jim HornSQL Server Data Dude
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I've had two experiences about ten years ago with converting DTS packages to SSIS, and in both of them at least half of the SSIS packages converted needed to be physically edited in some way, either because they threw an error on execution or because they took a very long time to execute.   At the time there was no DTS to SSIS conversion tool.

At this stage in the game it might even be a better idea to physically inspect the DTS package, and if there small-ish just have them rewritten in SSIS.

Good luck.  Based on past memory you'll need it.

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Thank you. I will continue to upgrade my packages and programs. I guess the answer is no to there being a way to access old DTS packages in server 2012

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