This topic describes the methods that you can use to migrate data to ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instances without downtime in various business scenarios.

You can use Alibaba Cloud Data Transmission Service (DTS) to implement schema or full migrations of SQL Server databases. For more information, see What is DTS?

The following table describes the cloud deployment, cloud migration, and data export scenarios that are supported by ApsaraDB RDS. The following table also provides links to the related operations.

Scenario Operation
Migrate data from an on-premises database to an RDS instance

Migrate data between RDS instances

Migrate data from an RDS instance to an on-premises database Migrate the data of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server database to an on-premises SQL Server database