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New database migration tool for specific periods of data is now available

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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SolarWinds has made available a new tool (DTS Migration Package) for migrating data for specified time periods. This tool uses the Data Transformation Services (DTS) component of Microsoft SQL Server to migrate data that is defined by a specified time period existing in a source database to a second destination database.

What does the DTS Migration Package Do?

The DTS Migration Package migrates data for a specified time period from a source database to a destination database.

Requirements

Before running DTS Migration Package, you must indicate the time period defining the data that you want to migrate. The time period is defined using the following package variables:
Note: SolarWinds databases use both UTC and local times, so both must be provided to properly define the time period for migration.

  • StartTermInLocalTime
  • StartTermInUTC
  • EndTermInLocalTime
  • EndTermInUTC

Running the DTS Migration Package

The first step in the migration deletes data from the historical statistics tables on the destination database based on time period defined by the variables listed above. The second step loads data for the time period defined by the variables listed above from the source database to the destination database.

Note: Data related to events, traps, and syslog messages is not deleted. Data related to events, traps, and syslog messages is merely appended to existing data in the destination database.

To run the DTS Migration Package:

  1. Download the DTS Migration Package archive, and then extract it to an appropriate location that is accessible from both source and destination database servers.
  2. Note: The archive contains the following files: MigrationPackage.dtsx, MigrationPackageModified.dtsConfig, and RunMigration.bat.
  3. Open MigrationPackageModified.dtsConfig in a text editor, and then appropriately modify connection strings and the time period variables listed above.
  4. Double-click RunMigration.bat.
    Note: A file named MigrationResult.log is created.
  5. review MigrationResult.log to confirm that everything is properly migrated.
    Note: The migration runs in parallel, so records in the log cannot be ordered.
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