I want to transfer a geodatabase from my development server to my client's production server. We are using SQL Server, but in different versions. Hence I cannot use Backup/restore or detach/attach. The servers don't have direct connection, so that I cannot copy the database. I used Moving a geodatabase using an XML document to export the database and then Import it to the destination. The export is done successfully, but since there are existing feature classes on the target database, I cannot import the data to the destination. I have to delete the existing features or overwrite the imported xml, but I don't know how.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you