Transferring SQL 7 DB to SQL 2005 DB

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Dell PowerEdge
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 7.x
SQL Server import/export
SQL Server migration
Hi to all, I have a Dell PowerEdge server having an SQL 7 DB on it and I want to transfer these DB to the new IBM Server having an SQL 2005 Server Standard Edition. I am not experienced enough to database administration. Can someone guide me thru this pls. Thanks, Bert
ASKED: October 9, 2008  9:33 AM
UPDATED: December 11, 2008  4:10 PM

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You can take your SQL 7 databases and detach them from the SQL 7 instance, then move them to the SQL 2005 server, and attach them to the SQL 2005 Instance.

This <a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246133/”>MS KB</a> will show you how to migrate your logins from one SQL Server to another.

The process it self is fairly easy. However you will want to test your application on SQL 2005 to ensure that everything works as expected in SQL Server 2005. SQL Server 7 directly to SQL 2005 is a very major upgrade.

I would like to add is becareful with Logins in SQL Server from 7 & 2000 to 2005
The major difference is Login password are case sensitive, which was not true in sql server 7 & 2000
Hope this will help.

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