Alternative to linked server using SSIS?

Aidan Devlin 21 Reputation points

Hi, I'm currently using a merge statement from many tables on server 1 to update a table on server 2, roughly 800 million rows. the current execution time is anywhere between 5 and 7 hours. The data is moving across servers and the the statements are using linked servers. Is there an SSIS package that will merge the data and update the the table on server 2 to ensure there are no duplicates without using linked servers? Thanks, Aidan

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 33,626 Reputation points

    Hi @Aidan Devlin,

    If the two servers are on the same domain or same machine, no linked servers are needed, SSIS can connect to the databases directly. Please have a double check.

    You may use Lookup Transformation to ensure there are no duplicates.

    If I misunderstand your issue, please incorrect me.


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