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Practical Data Migration by Johny Morris

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13 Rescuing failing data migration projects

This chapter gives you a step-by-step guide to straightening out flawed data migration projects. It makes use of concepts introduced earlier in the book and you are advised to re-read those sections as appropriate.

INTRODUCTION

First of all, you have my sympathy, but be of good hope. This is not an isolated incident. At least half my career has been spent parachuting into data migration projects that have gone wrong and trying to get them up and running again.

I shall be brief and to the point: if you are reading this in anger you will not want expansive prose.

You need to work through three phases of activity:

  • Stabilisation – Stopping the situation getting worse, controlling the fire-fighting and ...

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