This topic describes how to migrate a SQL Server staging database to a different environment. For an overview of what a staging database is used for, see Overview of Setting Up SQL Server Environments.


  • The dSource for the staging database must be disabled before the migration. To disable the dSource, follow the steps in Enabling and Disabling SQL Server dSources.
  • The target environment that will be used for the staging database that is being migrated must have already been added to the Delphix Engine. To add the environment as a target environment, follow the steps in Adding a SQL Server Standalone Target Environment. The environment must meet the requirements for hosting a staging database, as described in Setting Up and Configuring Delphix for SQL Server.
  • When migrating a staging server, it is important to check if the old staging server is being used as a proxy/connector host for any other source environments.


  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.
  2. Click Manage on the top menu bar and select Datasets from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the dSource whose staging database is being migrated.
  4. Disable the dSource.
    1. From the Actions (...) menu select Disable.
    2. In the Disable dialog select Disable.
  5. Click that Pencil icon that appears to the right of the current Staging Environment in the sub-panel.
  6. Select the new target environment for the staging database.
  7. Select the SQL Server instance on the new target environment that will host the staging database.
  8. Accept the change by clicking the Checkmark icon
  9. Re-enable the dSource by selecting Enable from the Actions (...) menu.