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business coaching exported DB

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by Christopher, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher New Member

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    Hey mates!

    I am looking for a coaching solution which could import old DBs to his correct "new" base.

    After seeking Google I've found group of companies by the name of "Calcom" (which is working with the Royal Bank of Scotland, etc - so it looks like a certified solution), anyway in the website I've found a business coaching service which according to the site should work few types of DBs.

    How can I bee 100% be sure data at Office server won't make any failures with this solution? (It is extremely important because I am doing this job to a company which is gathering this coaching data for a few years).

    Cheers :alc
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I think we need some more info!

    First - does 'coaching' mean training, or transport? (Looking at the Calcom site suggests training.)

    Next - what DB is all the data in at the moment? I assume that the target is SQL-Server?

    Moving data like this can be fraught with problems, or fairly easy. I've done such transfers where the work involved weeks of effort and special scripts to sanitize the data.

    Do the DB schemas match between the old DB and the new?

    Harry.
     
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  3. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    2 Things I would make sure that would happen:

    1) Back up all your data, also test the recovery aspect to make sure the data is recoverable in case of disaster

    2) Test the exports on a test server first, then go through some pilot groups to ensure the system works and the data is where it should be.

    If both of these are successful then go live, but if you are getting an external company to do this, ensure this is part of their migration plan.

    Maybe the makers of both database systems have partners who can help with the migration of data.
     
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  4. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Also that link to me is selling people and team training as opposed to a data migration service
     
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  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I agree, they provide consultancy and managed services, thereby leaving you to concentrate on running your business. I cannot see where it says they provide an off the shelf product.

    I do not understand why you seem to be trying to design and implement IT solutions when it appears you lack the requisite knowledge and experience ?

    Its customary to bring in expertise to do this if you don't have it, there's many companies that specialise in providing these services, between them they provide offerings at all levels from SME to Enterprise solutions.

    If you are on a budget and its a "mom and pop" shop then its customary for experienced people to knock up basic solutions around commodity products or open source.
     
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  6. ceejay2005

    ceejay2005 New Member

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    Moving data like this can be fraught with problems, or fairly easy. I've done such transfers where the work involved weeks of effort and special scripts to sanitize the data. I agree, they provide consultancy and managed services, thereby leaving you to concentrate on running your business. I cannot see where it says they provide an off the shelf product. If you are on a budget and its a "mom and pop" shop then its customary for experienced people to knock up basic solutions around commodity products or open source.
     

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