How To Copy Schema And Data From One SQL Server Instance To Another

Within Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008:

  1. Right click the database
  2. Select Tasks -> Generate Scripts
  3. (Click next if you get the intro screen)
  4. Select “Select specific database objects”
  5. Pick the objects to generate scripts for (tables, stored procedures, etc…)
  6. Click Next, then specify the output filename
  7. Click Finish to generate the script

This will generate the schemas only. If you want to do data generating scripts as well, in step 6) click the Advanced button and scroll down to the “Types of data to script” and change it from “Schema only” to “Data only” or “Schema and data”

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