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Are those the tools I should be using?
Posted by: Augustin Ma
Date: November 23, 2004 08:04AM

Are those the tools I should be using?

Augustin Ma wrote:
> I need some very basic Windows administration
> help.
> I am helping some friends planning the migration
> of their MS SQL Server DB running on Windows 2000
> to MySQL on Linux.
> The problem is that I have never used either MS
> SQL Server nor Windows 2000, but I am much more
> familiar with the target platform.
> Both this site's article:
> ting-from-microsoft.html
> and the MS documentation:
> /library/en-us/adminsql/ad_impt_bcp_67oh.asp
> point out that we can dump the DB with either of
> the following tools:
> DTS wizards or bcp.
> The problem is that both documents assume a
> minimum level of experience with windows, which I
> don't have.
> I need help finding my way around Windows 2000.
> Where do I find out if the DTS wizards is
> installed? Is it in the menu?
> What about bcp? Is it a command line tool to run
> in a windows console? Do I need to launch the
> msdos prompt to use this?
> What other basic stuff should I be aware of that
> is not mentionned in the documents here?
> The official outsourced SysAdmin dealing with that
> server told my friends that none of this MySQL/PHP
> stuff is possible... (for him...), so I dare not
> ask Him! @#!
> I may sound silly (and I probably am...) but it
> seems I have to learn to use windows after all...
> Thank you for any help...
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