Abstract: Data migration is a complex process, requiring a robust methodology and good supporting tools or software to deliver a high-quality result as fast and cost efficient as possibly. 


We hope that these thoughts will help you understand the challenges and risk inherent in any data migration project, but also understand that there are better and worse ways of meeting these challenges and managing the risks. 


A data migration project can be complicated and time-consuming, but if you do the necessary preparation work and fully think through the process, you should be able to avoid some common data migration errors.


There have been a lot of advances in data migration, and you really need to look for tools that help automate the migration process.


This paper is intended for data migration professionals.