What is the data migration process?
Data migration, in its simplest form, is moving data from one place to another. There are different types of data migration and the process generally takes place when a system is being updated or upgraded.
While data migration appears to be quite a straightforward process on the surface, it is a process that comes with a lot of challenges and potential pitfalls. It must be handled carefully and with adequate consideration in order to be successful and avoid these pitfalls.
In this blog, we are going to explore more about the data migration process and how it can best be handled.
The six types of data migration
There are six commonly used types of data migration used, these include:
- Storage migration
- Database migration
- Cloud migration
- Application migration
- Business process migration
- Data centre migration
All of these types include a basic process of moving data from one place to another for a benefit. How the data migration itself will take place is more dependent on which approach is used for the process. There are two commonly used approaches, which we will discuss in the following section.