Deploy LocalDb Database to SQLExpress on Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am developing an ASP.Net web application using Visual Studio 2017. After some initial development work which has been successfully published to my remote server, I have now added some simple database functionality. I am using Entity Framework to access a LocalDb database which was created on the initial migration.

    I want to publish this new version of my project, including the new database, but can't figure out how to transfer the new database from my development computer to my server.

    I had expected to be able to `Backup` my localDb database using SQL Server Management Studio (v17.2) and `Restore` the database onto the SQLExpress instance on my server but I can't see the database to perform this operation.

    My development computer runs Windows 7 (64 bit) so I cannot install SQL Server Express 2016. Should I install an earlier version of SQL Server Express on my development computer and use that to host my project's database?

    If I continue to use the localDb database through Visual Studio can anyone please advise how I should migrate it to my server running SQLExpress 2016?

    • Moved by 宝宝徐 Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:20 AM
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:41 AM

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  • Hi Chris,

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    Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:31 AM