Migrating SQL Server 2012 to Amazon RDS

I just want to quickly reiterate what this comment suggested for how to quickly and easily migrate a SQL 2012 database to AWS. Of course I had tried to use the built-in Export wizard in Management Studio, however 2012 conveniently leaves out options for exporting constraints and the like, and restoring from a disk backup isn’t possible with Amazon RDS. But this little tool from CodePlex is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It migrated the entire database in a couple of minutes, scripting all the SQL and bcp commands, then executing without a hitch. Note: it’s built for SQL Azure migrations, but you can just enter your Amazon RDS endpoint in the server box, and it still works.

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