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? Answer Challenge No. 2: How do you get the right people involved? Answer Challenge No. 3: How do you prepare your end users? Answer Challenge No. 4: You come across an error during migration. What do you do? Answer Challenge No. 5: What level of testing should you be running? Answer Challenge No 6: The rules and responsibilities are unclear. What do you do? Answer Challenge No. 7: Duration of your migration. What's involved? Answer Challenge No. 8: What kind of support are you going to need during migration? Answer 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