Here's the data migration challenge -- should you choose to accept. Grab a pen and some paper, jot down what you would do in each scenario, and see if you are a data migration troubleshooter or migration troublemaker.
Challenge No. 1
: You're faced with new inventory of applications, hosts and storage arrays/platform. What do you do?
Challenge No. 2
: How do you get the right people involved?
Challenge No. 3
: How do you prepare your end users?
Challenge No. 4
: You come across an error during migration. What do you do?
Challenge No. 5
: What level of testing should you be running?
Challenge No 6
: The rules and responsibilities are unclear. What do you do?
Challenge No. 7
: Duration of your migration. What's involved?
Challenge No. 8:
What kind of support are you going to need during migration?
For more information on data migration, see Storage
magazine's article Data migration: Preparation equals success
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This was first published in February 2006