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       datacopy - move table data between two servers


       datacopy { -t | -a | -c owner } [-b batchsize] [-p packetsize] [-v] [-d]
                [-S server/username/password/database/table_or_view]
                [-D server/username/password/database/table]


       datacopy  is  a  utility  distributed with FreeTDS.  datacopy will move
       table data from one server to another without the need for intermediate
       files.  datacopy  is  much  faster  and  more efficient than is freebcp

       datacopy makes use of the db-lib bcp API built into FreeTDS.  This  API
       is also available to application developers.

       datacopy  can be used to migrate data between Sybase ASE and SQL Server
       or vice versa.


       -t     Truncate target table before loading data.

       -a     Append data to target table.

       -c owner
              Create the target table with  the  same  schema  as  the  source
              table.  datacopy  will  submit  a  ’create table’ command on the
              target server/database using the specified owner in

              the command, e.g. CREATE TABLE owner.table (...).

       -b batchsize
              The number of rows per batch of data copied.  Each batch of data
              is effectively ’committed’ to the database. The default is 1000.

       -p packetsize
              The number of bytes, per network packet, sent to  and  from  the
              servers. Increased packet size can enhance performance.

       -v     Produce verbose output, including diagnostic timings.

       -d     Produce freetds TDSDUMP output. (Serious debug only!)

       -S server/username/password/database/table_or_view
              The  connection  information  for  the  source  server  and  the
              location/name of the table (or  view)  to  be  copied.   If  not
              specified, datacopy will prompt the user for the information.

       -D server/username/password/database/table
              The  connection  information  for the destination server and the
              location/name of the target table.  If not  specified,  datacopy
              will prompt the user for the information.


       freebcp(1), defncopy(1), bsqldb(1), tsql(1), FreeTDS User Guide.


       datacopy first appeared in FreeTDS 0.64.


       The     datacopy    utility    was    written    by    Bill    Thompson