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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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Testing the Migrated Environment

Testing is perhaps the least appreciated component of a successful migration project. It is frequently overlooked, leading to costly deployment delays, incompatible data streams, and incorrect results. Of all the activities associated with a migration project, testing is the “black sheep” of the family. Often thought of as adding little value and being boring and repetitive in nature, this critical activity is often given short shrift in favor of more high-profile activities such as code transformation, database conversion, or third-party product integration. Nothing is further from the truth. Unless the new application and new environment can be verified as fulfilling the requirement specifications, it cannot ...

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