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Anjali Sharma
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How to Transfer SQL Database From One Server to Another

Summary- In this blog, I will discuss how to recover a deleted column in SQL Server and the possible reasons that allow for the restoration of a deleted SQL table column. This article explores various methods to recover a deleted column in SQL Server.

SQL Server deleted Column retrieval involves Recovering the database through an earlier backup made before Column deletion. In the absence of a recent backup, Transaction Log backups can help one roll forward before deletion occurs. Data recovery tools that focus on SQL Server recovery exist as another recourse in this case, including the retrieval of deleted tables, which involves going through MDF and LDF files to search for deleted data and then restoring it.

What Are the Conditions for Moving SQL Server Database to Another Server?

Before moving data, users should know how to perform the transfer to avoid potential troubles. There are several components outlined below that users should follow carefully when moving data to another location.

First and last, users should take a backup. In case of any unexpected emergencies or data loss during migration, the user should have a backup available for restoration.

The migration team should have a proper plan in place and be well-prepared for how to proceed with moving the data.

Users should track their databases to prevent unauthorized activities and ensure accuracy and timeliness.

Pilot projects help users avoid difficulties when transferring data by providing valuable insights and preparation.
Additionally, users should also consider some advanced factors when undertaking data transfers.
Step 1: Launch Server: Here, users need to enter the name where the database is currently located, with minimal requirements from the source server.

Step 2: Target Server: You need to enter the database name on this server and then choose where to move the data. You have two options: either enter the location manually or browse for it.

Step 3: Use Windows Authentication: This option allows users to verify automatically with Windows. If users already have the necessary rights, they do not need any additional credentials.

Step 4: SQL Server Authentication: This option allows entry through credentials into SQL Server. After selection, two additional fields will appear.

Step 5: User Name: Now, enter the user ID mentioned earlier; the same one will appear here.

Step 6: Password: At last, enter the same user ID password mentioned above.

1. Techniques for Moving an SQL Server Database to a Different Server

I will provide a step-by-step guide on how to follow the steps; missing any step could lead to errors during the database copy process.

  1. First, users need to install SSMS on their system.

  2. Now that SSMS is installed and you are accessing Object Explorer, proceed to connect to the source server.

  3. Now, click on the database or the data you want to copy, then proceed with copying it.

  4. The database that has been copied will appear on the screen, then click "Next."

  5. Now enter the user ID, then select the option β€˜Use SQL Server Authentication, then click next.

  6. Enter the name of the target server, select the mode, and click next.

  7. Select Use the SQL Management Object Method, check the database you want to migrate, and click Next.

  8. Now check the path of the target server for primary and secondary files.

  9. After that, select the Windows event logs in case the data copying fails.

  10. Select β€˜Run Immediately’ to copy the database and click on Next.

  11. Processing will start, and now you can preview the data.

  12. Finally, once the processing is complete, refresh and close the window. Then, check to ensure that the data you migrated was successful.

2. Migrate SQL DB From One Server to Another By Using Backup and Restore

Here are a few steps for backup and restore :

  1. Firstly, the user has to go to SSMS and click on the database option.
  2. Now select the full database and set the location & name.
  3. Transfer data from one server to another after backup is created.
  4. Open the SSMS by clicking on the destination.
  5. The backup file is created from the source database to proceed.

3. Automatically Transfer SQL Server from One Database to Another

If you need a quick solution and fast output, use a professional tool like the** SysTools SQL Server Migration Tool**. With this software, you can quickly move files from one location to another without any hassle. This tool is capable of migrating all databases, including tables, functions, and more.

Launch the software on your system.

Now select the online or offline migration mode.

After that, cross-check the database.

From the export option, select the server.

Then click on the export button to get the result.

SQL Database Copies to Another Server Using the Export-Import Wizard

First, open the SQL Server Management Studio, then connect to the database.

Click on the export and select the source data, server, and database.

Now choose the target, and then add the destination path.
Set the options, and view the exported files in the destination.

Sripts to Transfer the SQL Database from One to Another Server

Install the SSMS on your system.

Then right-click on them and generate the scripts.

Click on the selected objects and proceed by selecting.

Now go to the scripting option choose the option, then select to save.

In the scripting option, select the schema and click OK.


Now, I am concluding this blog. In this blog, I explain how to transfer SQL databases from one server to another. I also discussed the possible reasons for migrating SQL databases from one server to another. We understood two methods, and when the manual method did not provide a relevant solution, the user could seek help from an automated solution, which is also time-saving. I hope this article will help you.

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