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Successful data migration projects require as much planning as doing. Use this checklist to make sure you have all the bases covered.
In larger environments, data migration is no longer an occasional disruption but a regular activity that consumes an increasing number of staff hours. As with seemingly everything else related to infrastructure, there are many technology options from which to choose. Selecting the right approach is highly dependent on infrastructure limitations, data and platforms types, time constraints and staff capabilities.
Given this rise in migration activities, as well as the critical and often highly visible business impact of failed migrations, it's time to adopt consistent, repeatable migration practices to support various data center initiatives. But various requirements
| within a dynamic multifaceted environment may sometimes conflict with one another. Given this reality, how does one begin to develop a standard migration methodology?
Practice makes (nearly) perfect
This was first published in November 2007