Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Moving SQL2005 db to SQL2000 db

There are lot of ways by whcih we can migrate SQL2000 to SQL2005 where we can easily copy SQL2000 databases to SQL2005. While migrating lower to higher version its possible to migrate easily, but in some cases if needed to revert back SQL2000 its a question in everybodys mind that is it possible to do this?. Microsoft has made it simple by developing "Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard" tool. SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard enables the deployment of SQL Server databases into a hosted environment on either a SQL Server 2000 or 2005 server. It generates a single SQL script file which can be used to recreate a database (both schema and data) in a shared hosting environment where the only connectivity to a server is through a web-based control panel with a script execution window.

Lets brief the steps to script SQL2005 database to SQL2000 using Database Publishing Wizard.

http://sql-articles.com/index.php?page=articles/migrating_2005_2000.html

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