SQL Server Database Copy Tool Stable

Rating:        Based on 6 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 25846
Released: Apr 29, 2009
Updated: Apr 29, 2009 by Jetro223
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Simple tool to copy databases from one sql server to another (by backup, copy, restore)

  • added configuration for seperate log directory for restored database
  • added progress information for backup and restore on the sql server
  • added command line support => start dbcopytool.exe FROMSERVER TOSERVER FROMDB TODB (the servers must exist in the configuration)
  • added error handling

Reviews for this release

I used the tool to copy a db from a SQL Server 2008 server to SQL Server 2012 server on another machine in our network. It worked the very first try. I loved the "get it" buttons. They select the appropriate directories so there is no fumbling around trying to get the correct path copied in. I used this because my attempts to copy the database using SQL Server's Built-in Copy Database Wizard would always lose connection at some point in the process and rollback execution. This tool was easier to use and much faster.
by lhsoftware on Jan 25, 2016 at 5:44 PM
In terms of UI design I would give it 5 stars. It has a good intuitive layout, but functionally it has some problems. For instance, the backup/restore directories are not automatically created when they don't exist, the error handling doesn't contain clear messages and I frequently get the dreaded "Continue" "Quit" dialog.
by MattRuwe on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:05 PM
Worked fine for me, without any problems on SQL Server 2005. Nice UI too.
by PeteGosling on Jan 5, 2010 at 5:17 PM
I think its a great effort with potential but falls short as the current realease is buggy, integrated security doesn't work in the copy mode and it is not possible (greyed out) to select SQL Security. Or in the case that it is possible it is not intuitive as to how to make it work.
by steve_mew on Aug 19, 2009 at 1:44 AM
Excellent! Works great, nice job!
by ceoj on Apr 7, 2009 at 3:13 PM