Database migration from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005

Tags:
Database
Migration
SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server migration
I am attempting to migrate a database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005; the size of the database is almost in terabytes. During migration, I would like to interact with the database on the SQL 2000 server. Is it possible to achieve migration without detaching the database from SQL 2000? If not, is it possible to migrate at a faster rate?

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

No it’s not possible to be migrating the files from a SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 instance with the files still attached to the SQL 2000 server. A SQL 2000 to SQL 2005 migration should go very quickly. Only the meta data within the database is being changed. The physical data isn’t being modified at all.

Take a backup of the database and restore it to a SQL 2000 server, then detach it and attach it to a SQL 2005 instance. The amount of time that it takes to attach is how long it will take to convert the production database from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005.

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Denny Cherry
    Check out my SQL Server blog "SQL Server with Mr Denny" for more SQL Server information.
    66,005 pointsBadges:
    report
  • Ritchie1
    It is possible to upgrade without taking the database offline using the detach attach method. You can use the in-place upgrade where the disconnection time is minmal. But it does have it's disadvantages. The detach \ attach is quickest method for whole transfer, but the off-line period is longer than the in-place method. These links might be helpful: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/ssamuel/2987.asp http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/sqlupgrd.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d5e96d9-0074-46c4-bd4f-c3eb2abf4b66&DisplayLang=en
    210 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following