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Migrating to the Solaris™ Operating System: The Discipline of UNIX-to-UNIX® Migrations by David Levy, Brian Down, Ken Pepple

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Migrating Data

With the applications taken care of, it is now time to turn your attention to handling the most delicate part of the migration implementation: data transfer or conversion. While most organizations don't realize it, data migration is one of the most important parts of the migration exercise. After all, what good are most applications on any platform if they don't have data to operate on? Depending on the application that you are using and your outage window, this activity can range in difficulty and effort from trivial to extremely laborious. On the trivial end of the scale, you might be simply copying files over the network or restoring them from magnetic tape. However, at the other end of the scale, you might use exotic networking ...

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