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NJSQL Presentation Slides

June 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Today I presented “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group (NJSQL)

For more information about the presentation visit

http://njsql.org/blogs/user_group_news/archive/2011/06/06/June-21st-NJSQL-UG-Meeting-_2D00_-Migrating-Data-to-SQL-Azure-with-Arunraj-Chandrasekaran.aspx

I have attached my powerpoint deck to this post so that you can get the links and references that I presented

Be sure to click on the Download Slides link to download the slides.

Please post your comments and questions !!!

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Presenting “Migrating Data to SQL Azure” in New Jersey SQL Server User Group

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

I will be presenting at New Jersey SQL Server User Group

Location

Set Focus
4 Century Drive
Parsippany , NJ, 07054, U.S.A

Meeting Time: 6:30 PM EST – 8:30 PM EST

Session Title: “Migrating Data to SQL Azure”

Session Synopsis:

Migrating on-premise data to SQL Azure and vice versa is one of the new challenge for Database Developers and Administrators.

This session demonstrates what data can be moved to SQL Azure and how easily we can migrate data from On Premise SQL Server to SQL Azure and also from other Heterogeneous database environments.

This session includes live demonstrations using SQL Azure DAC Import Framework tools, SQL Server/Azure Migration Tools and will be highly interactive session.

NJSQL User Group Web site http://www.njsql.org/

Join NJSQL User Group at http://groups.google.com/group/nj-sql-server-user-group

NJSQL Job Posts http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1964935&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

I will post the presentation slides tomorrow after the meeting

Migrating MySQL Databases to SQL Azure using SSMA–Part 3

June 15, 2011 2 comments

In the previous posts, we saw how to download and install SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL v5.0 and configure utility database, and how to create a new migration project, add MySQL databases and SQL Server databases for conversion, analyze and prepare migration report.

In this post we will how to synchronize the MySQL schema to SQL Azure database and then migrate data

To convert the MySQL schema to SQL Azure schema, select the source database “ClassicModels” in MySQL Metadata Explorer and the right click and click on “Convert Schema”

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Once the schema is converted, we will get the messages in output window similar to this (Messages will vary based on your database), if the message returns any error we need to fix it before migration

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Once the schema conversion is complete, to migrate the schema, Right click on Target database in SQL Azure Metadata explorer and click on “Synchronize with Database”

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Specify the password for the target server and click “Connect”

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The schema migration preview window will display the list of objects being migrated, Click “Ok” to proceed

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Migration process will be displayed in Output window, Once complete the output window will display the below message

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Now we have successfully migrated the schema, To migrate the data, right click on Source Database and click “Migrate Data”

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Specify the MySQL Server credentials and click “Connect”

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Specify SQL Azure Target server credentials and click “Connect” to proceed

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The data migrations process will prepare the data and start uploading the data to SQL Azure, the process details will be displayed in output window and the following message and below Data Migration Report will be displayed once the data migration completes successfully.

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You can save the Data Migration report as CSV file for your reference.

You can connect to SQL Azure server using Project Houston or SQL Server Management Studio and query the data

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Now we have successfully migrated the database schema and data from MySQL database to SQL Azure

Hope you all find this information useful !!!

Migrating MySQL Databases to SQL Azure using SSMA–Part 2

June 14, 2011 1 comment

In the last post, we saw how to download and install SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL v5.0 and configure utility database, In this post we will see how to create a new migration project, add MySQL databases and SQL Server databases for conversion, analyze and prepare migration report.

Start the SSMA for MySQL (32 bit) by clicking on Start Menu –> All Programs –> Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL 5.0

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Create a New Project from File Menu

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Specify the Name of Migration project, select the location where you want to save the migration project and Target to SQL Azure (Other supported targets are SQL Server 2005, 2008 / 2008 R2, “Denali”)

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Click on “Connect to MySQL” to connect to Source MySQL Server

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Specify the Server name, User name and Password, If required change the other parameters based on your MySQL Configuration and click “Connect”

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Once Connected, MySQL Metadata Explorer will be populated with the list of MySQL Databases and UDFs available

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For today’ demo, we will migrate “ClassisModels” database, you can expand the objects node to view the list of objects available in the database, You can select the list of object you want to migrate

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Now click on “Connect to SQL Azure” on tool bar to connect to destination SQL Azure server and the specify the server name, user name and password and click “Browse”

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Click “Yes” to proceed, The context menu will display the list of databases available and an option to create new database

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Let us create New Database named “ClassicModels_DB” by clicking on “Create New Database”

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Specify the name of the database and then select Database size and click “Create” to create the new database

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Once the database is created, you will be able to see the above message, Click “Ok” to proceed. The new database name will be populated in database combo automatically

Click “Connect” to proceed

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Once connected, SQL Azure database will be loaded in SQL Azure Metadata Explorer

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Schema Mapping

Now let us modify the target schema, By default the Target schema will be set as Source database name, we can change it to our existing schema ex. dbo

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Select the source schema and click “Modify”
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Click on “…” button to browse and select the existing Schema, once selected, click “Select” to proceed

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and then click “Ok” update the target the schema for selected source schema

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Now we have successfully mapped the schema, let us map the types

Type Mapping

Type mapping window display the source type and destination type , if you want to change to change an existing mapping you can select a type and click “Edit”

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Select the new Target Type and specify the length if required and click “Ok” to proceed

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You can also add a new type mapping by clicking on “Add”

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Character Set Mapping

In Character Set mapping window, you can view and review the character set mapped between Source and Destination database, you  can make changes by selecting the Target Charset Type combo and then click “Apply”

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SQL Modes

In SQL Modes window, you can select what effective SQL Modes will be used during migration

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You can make the preferred changes and click “Apply”

Now we have successfully created a new MySQL migration project, connected source and destination databases and configured the migration properties.

Let us now Analyze the migration and see the reports

Right click on the Source database name “Classicmodels” and click on “Create Report”

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Once the report is created, it will be displayed automatically

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If there is any errors in analysis, the object will be marked in Red, and also the messages will be displayed in bottom pane.

Based on the error message, we can fix the issue and then migrate.

In the next post, we will how to synchronize the MySQL schema to SQL Azure database and then migrate data.

Migrating MySQL Databases to SQL Azure using SSMA–Part 1

June 13, 2011 2 comments

Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL is a tool to automate migration from MySQL database to SQL Server or SQL Azure.

SSMA for MySQL v 5.0 is freely available from Microsoft, you can download it from the following link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ac017a90-3b53-49b6-92a7-0f91623ef530

It also has free support. SSMA automates the migration process by doing schema analysis, preparing migration report and migrating data.

SSMA for MySQL v 5.0 supports migration from MySQL 4.1 and higher to SQL Server 2005 / 2008 / 2008 R2 and SQL Azure

To install and run this we need MySQL ODBC Connection v 5.1, which you can download from the following link http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

Let us see how to install the SSMA for MySQL v 5.0

Once downloaded the setup from the above URL, extract the zip file and run “SSMA for MySQL 5.0

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Click “Next” to proceed

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Accept the license agreement and click “Next” to proceed

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Select Usage Report Settings, if you wish to report and then click “Next” to proceed

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Select “Setup Type” and click Next to Proceed

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Click “Install” to confirm and proceed with installation

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Click “Finish” to complete the installation

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Now we have successfully installed SSMA for MySQL v5.0.

In addition to this, we need to install SSMA for MySQL Extension Pack as well

Run the “SSMA for MySQL 5.0 Extension Pack.exe” and click “Next” to proceed

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Accept the license agreement and Click “Next” to proceed

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Select Setup type and click “Next” to proceed

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Click “Install” to confirm and proceed with installation

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Click “Next” to complete the installtion, and to start the configuration process of Utility database

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Select the SQL Server instance on which you want to install the Utility database and click “Next” to proceed

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Specify Authentication information and click “Next” to proceed

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Provide a strong password to protect the authentication information stored in Utility database and click “Next” to proceed

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Select “Install Utilities…” option and click “Next” to finish the installation

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Once installed the following message will be displayed

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If you want to install Utility database in another server, click “Yes” or click “No” to finish the installation

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Click “Exit” to complete the installation.

Now we have successfully installed and configured the SSMA extension pack for MySQL.

In the next post we will see how to create a new migration project, analyze the MySQL database schema, prepare migration report and migrate data.

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