One of the very first topics that I wanted to address when I initially had the idea to do SSV was the notion of copying and moving databases. Part of the reasoning behind that is due to the fact that there are so many questions about how to do this on newsgroups, lists, and so on. But another reason is due to the fact that there are really a number of different ways of doing it - and they all come with pros and cons. So, while this video ended up being a bit longer than I would have liked (I really only wanted it to be 3 or 4 minutes long), it should give anyone needing to copy and move databases a good overview of which options and possibilities are available.
Better yet, four new videos in this series went up on to the site on Friday and looking at some early info on downloads, it looks like the copy/move series is already doing well (with videos from the series making it into the top 5 with the few hundred downloads already made in November).
Learn about technical considerations for moving and copying SQL Server databases, and learn about the videos and options available for copying and moving your own databases.
At any rate, enjoy the first video in this series: Options for Copying and Moving SQL Server Databases, and I'll go ahead and 'announce' other videos in this series over the next day or so.
Video Length: 06:01
Video Summary: Moving SQL Server databases is a bit harder than just moving simple file-system files. In this video, you'll learn why that is and what you need to account for when moving and copying your own databases. Furthermore, this video outlines the different options available to you for moving and copying databases - and shows you exactly which videos in this series you'll want to watch to move and copy your databases using the option that best matches your needs.