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Copy-DbaRegServer

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Migrates SQL Server Central Management groups and server instances from one SQL Server to another.

Description

Copy-DbaRegServer copies all groups, subgroups, and server instances from one SQL Server to another.

Syntax

Copy-DbaRegServer
    [-Source] <DbaInstanceParameter>
    [[-SourceSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-Destination] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-DestinationSqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Group] <String[]>]
    [-SwitchServerName]
    [-Force]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Copy-DbaRegServer -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster

All groups, subgroups, and server instances are copied from sqlserver2014a CMS to sqlcluster CMS.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Copy-DbaRegServer -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster -Group Group1,Group3

Top-level groups Group1 and Group3 along with their subgroups and server instances are copied from sqlserver to sqlcluster.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Copy-DbaRegServer -Source sqlserver2014a -Destination sqlcluster -Group Group1,Group3 -SwitchServerName -SourceSqlCredential $SourceSqlCredential -DestinationSqlCredential

$DestinationSqlCredential
Top-level groups Group1 and Group3 along with their subgroups and server instances are copied from sqlserver to sqlcluster. When adding sql instances to sqlcluster, if the server name of the
migrating instance is "sqlcluster", it will be switched to "sqlserver".
If SwitchServerName is not specified, "sqlcluster" will be skipped.

Required Parameters

-Source

Source SQL Server. You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2000 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Destination

Destination SQL Server. You must have sysadmin access and the server must be SQL Server 2000 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SourceSqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-DestinationSqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Group

This is an auto-populated array that contains your Central Management Server top-level groups on Source. You can specify one, many or none. If Group is not specified, all groups in your Central Management Server will be copied.

Alias CMSGroup
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-SwitchServerName

If this switch is enabled, all instance names will be changed from Source to Destination. Central Management Server does not allow you to add a shared registered server with the same name as the Configuration Server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Force

If this switch is enabled, group(s) will be dropped and recreated if they already exists on destination.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Copy-DbaRegServer on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Copy-DbaRegServer.