Copy database from Sqlserver 2003 to 2016

Avyayah 1,271 Reputation points

Please advice what would be the best process to copy database from 2003 to 2016. Export import data wizard failed and generating the script was not successful

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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Avyayah ,

    There is no SQL server 2003. Please using select @@version to check your SQL server version.

    There are several ways to copy a database:

    •Using the Copy Database Wizard
    •Back and restore databases

    Refer to MS document Copy Databases to Other Servers to get more.

    Please notice the database compatibility, when you restore a database to a newer version. Refer to ALTER DATABASE (Transact-SQL) Compatibility Level.

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  2. Olaf Helper 42,921 Reputation points

    you are right it Microsoft SQL Server 2000

    You can not migrate a database from version 2000 directly to 2016, that's not possible, you have to make a intermediate step over an other version, e.g. migrate path 2000 => 2008 R2 => 2016

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