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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 out/in.

       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

       -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 (