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Need help to migrate A2007 DB from old to new server

Need help to migrate A2007 DB from old to new server

Need help to migrate A2007 DB from old to new server

(OP)
I have an Access 2007 db that has been happily working with SQL Server 2012. We have purchased a new server with SQL Server 2016. The database files were copied several days ago and I want to redirect a copy of the db to the new server for testing. Once testing is complete and we're sure all is well we'll wait (perhaps over a weekend), copy all the current data to new server, and then redirect all work stations to it.

I tried changing the ODBC connection by clicking External Data>Import>More, and I connected to the new server, yet all the data remains as most current. When I hover the mouse over any table's listing in the Navigation Pane, it shows a path to the old server. The ODBC connection has been redirected, but it seems that I must delete every table from the old server and then re-import each from the new server. This is a major task, and I'm pretty sure that there must be a way to just redirect all tables to tables with the same names on the new server, but I don't know what that method would be.

Can someone please explain the correct process? I am hopeful that this is not a long, tedious process of manually deleting and re-importing each table.

As always, thanks in advance for your assistance.

RE: Need help to migrate A2007 DB from old to new server

I typically use the code from Doug Steele's web site DSN-less connections.

Duane
Minnesota
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: Need help to migrate A2007 DB from old to new server

(OP)
Thanks, Duane. I appreciate the help.

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