Category Archives: Data Migration

2016-02: Organizational Databases

Location:  The Working Centre 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON (plan)
Date: February 8th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM

Many organizations have internal data that they want to track. What tools do we use to store this data? Hateful Microsoft Access? MySQL? A web framework like Django? Complicated, brittle spreadsheets? Some cloud solution?

How do we migrate data from insane database systems to better ones? How do we back them up? What are some best practices to dealing with internal databases? What kinds of databases have you dealt with, and what approaches have worked for you?

 

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2015-10: Data Migration

Location:  The Working Centre 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON (plan)
Date: 19 Oct 2016

We’ll meet to discuss different data migrations we have worked on. Some possibilities include: – Migrating between mail servers (eg upgrading Exchange, moving from GroupWise to Exchange)
– Migrating from Linux to Windows or vice versa
– Migrating from MS Office to LibreOffice

Bring examples of migration projects you have worked on, and upcoming migrations that you are planning (or procrastinating about…)

Meeting Notes

– What systems have you migrated?
– What lessons and best practices have you learned?
– What migrations are coming up? What are the challenges?

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