Command line deployment tool for SSIS packages
By: Ray Barley
SQL Server includes the command line tool DTUTIL.EXE which can be used to deploy SSIS packages. DTUTIL is a good choice when you want to script out the deployment of SSIS packages. DTUTIL can be executed from a Command Prompt or from a batch (.BAT) file.
To begin open a Command Prompt and navigate to the Tutorial-Sample-1 project folder as shown below:
In the examples that follow, I will show how to deploy the CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx package to the file system, package store, and SQL Server.
To deploy to the file system, you could use the DOS COPY command, Windows Explorer, etc. or the following DTUTIL command (all on one line):
DTUTIL /FILE CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx /COPY FILE;C:\temp\CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx
Replace the path C:\temp as appropriate.
To deploy to the package store, type the following command (all on one line):
DTUTIL /FILE CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx /COPY DTS;CreateSalesForecastInput
To deploy to SQL Server, type the following command (all on one line):
DTUTIL /FILE CreateSalesForecastInput.dtsx /COPY SQL;CreateSalesForecastInput
The above command deploys to the default SQL Server instance on the local machine. To deploy to a different SQL Server add the command line parameter /DESTSERVER "SERVERNAME\INSTANCENAME".
- Take a look at the DTUTIL command in Books on Line for additional details.