How to Send your Microsoft SQL Server database
For Conversion to Another Format

The Microsoft SQL database format is secure because ordinary users cannot

The good thing about this is that a disgruntled employee cannot delete or walk off with the organization's database.

The catch is that we need to be able to Zip up the file to send it for conversion. The answer is to use the database administrator's secret tool called the Enterprise Manager.  You can find this on the server, with Start, Microsoft SQL Server, Enterprise Manager.

Inside the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager

Look on the database tree for the database you want to Zip.

Right click on Databases
 select the database of your choice
   then select All Tasks
    then Take Offline

Example of an ACT database in Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager

Now you can Zip up the database!

Please remember to bring the database back Online when ready
using the same procedure.

SEND THE FILE via a secure web browser service

Go to
Select the file such as ""
Send to
Enter your email address at your company
Message is optional, such as a password if necessary
click Transfer

We will then perform the data conversion.


 This Enterprise Manager utility can also be launched with the Microsoft Management Console (MMC)

    C:\WINNT\system32\mmc.exe /s

The Enterprise Manager program can be found in a 

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\BINN\SQL Server Enterprise Manager.MSC"