Data Migration Assistant

Kenneth Fisher reviews the new Data Migration Assistant:

First things first the DMA is a replacement of the Upgrade Adviser. In fact it’s an upgrade of the Upgrade Adviser. It has some amazing new features.

  • You can install this on a workstation. It doesn’t have to be installed on the server itself.

  • You can have multiple projects saved with data from multiple server/instances.

  • There is the option to get compatibility issues and/or new feature recommendations.

  • You can check issues/feature recommendations for upgrades to 2012, 2014 or 2016.

Looks like it’s a step up from the old Upgrade Advisor.

Related Posts

Managing Central Management Server

Chrissy LeMaire shows how you can use dbatools to manage Central Management Server and registered servers: It’s a super useful feature that not all DBAs know about. Since CMS data is stored in msdb and accessible via SMO, you can access it from SQL Server Management Studio or PowerShell modules like dbatools. Central Management Server’s essential […]

Read More

Checking File Sizes In SQL Server

Andy Mallon looks back at a contribution by Junior DBA Andy, this one on checking file sizes: This is every DBA’s favorite game. Figuring out what DMV contains the data you want. It turns out there are two places that database file size info is maintained. Each database has sys.database_files which has information for that database. The […]

Read More

Categories

September 2016
MTWTFSS
« Aug Oct »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930