Source database files
Use the Source Database Files dialog box to view the database file names and locations on the source server, or to specify a network file share location for the Transfer Database task. For more information about this task, see Transfer Database Task.
To populate this dialog box with the database file names and locations on the source server, specify the SourceConnection and SourceDatabaseName first in the Databases page of the Transfer Database Task Editor dialog box.
- Source File
Database file names on the source server that will be transferred. Source File is read only.
- Source Folder
Folder on the source server where the database files to be transferred reside. Source Folder is read only.
- Network File Share
Network shared folder on the source server from where the database files will be transferred. Use Network File Share when you transfer a database in offline mode by specifying DatabaseOffline for Method in the Databases page of the Transfer Database Task Editor dialog box.
Enter the network file share location, or click the browse button (…) to locate the network file share location.
When you transfer a database in offline mode, the database files are copied to the Network file share location on the source server before they are transferred to the destination server.