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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Analysis Services Step by Step by Scott Cameron

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Migrating Databases and Disaster Recovery

The following sections will walk you through two distinct scenarios. The first is migration of databases across servers. Database migration is commonly used to move data from a staging server to a production server, to synchronize databases across multiple servers to enable load balancing, or to synchronize databases between a processing server and a reporting server. The second scenario is backup and restore. Backup and restore allows for disaster recovery and can greatly reduce downtime.

Detaching and Attaching an Analysis Services Database

The first method we’ll look at is detaching and attaching databases. This process detaches the associated database files from a server instance. Those files can then ...

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