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FreeTDS(May 14, 2011)                                    FreeTDS(May 14, 2011)

       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 with-
       out the need for intermediate files. datacopy is much faster and more efficient than is freebcp out/in.

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

       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

       -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 (

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