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Migrates audits from one SQL Server to another. By default, all audits are copied.

The -Audits parameter is autopopulated for command-line completion and can be used to copy only specific audits.

If the audit already exists on the destination, it will be skipped unless -Force is specified. Force drops and recreates the object. Dependencies are not currently copied over.


To copy all audits from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster, using Windows audits. If audits with the same name exist on sqlcluster, they will be skipped.


To copy only two audits, LoginAudit and TableModAudit, from sqlserver2014a to sqlcluster, using SQL credentials for sqlserver2014a and integrated (Windows) authentication for sqlcluster. If an audit with the same name exists on sqlcluster, it will be dropped and recreated because -Force was used.


To see what would happen if the command were executed. No actions are actually performed.



From PowerShell, execute Get-Help Copy-DbaServerAudit -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View Copy-DbaServerAudit.ps1 on GitHub

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