DB2Migrator is an intuitive and effective assistant for DB2 to SQL Server data migration. The tool transfers data from DB2 tables to existing SQL Server tables in a few easy steps. It is simple in use and advantageous in work.
How to use the tool
An wizard-like that allows the user to restart the migration from any step.
The tool uses the bulk copy mechanism to load data from DB2 tables to SQL Server. This approach allows it to achieve the maximum possible insertion speed.
By creating a single migration task, you can migrate many tables at once. The target SQL Server database and schema can be specified only once for the whole task.
Current migration tasks can be saved in a file and restored later. Thus, you don't need to specify all parameters from scratch when you are repeating the migration for a similar set of tables on the same servers.
You can edit the SELECT statement which reads the source data. This allows fixing many common data migration problems like incompatibilities in data types. Besides, it makes possible to perform a partial data migration, when you need to move only a definite range of records.
DB2Migrator has a Column Mapping feature, which allows establishing a custom correspondence between DB2 and SQL Server columns if necessary. This can occur, for example, when a DB2 column name happens to be a SQL Server keyword.
- Select the source data provider
Using DB2Migrator, on the very first step, you need to select the source IBM DB2 data provider.
- Connect to the source database
Then you need to provide the connection credentials so that DB2Migrator can connect to the source IBM DB2 database.
- Connect to the target database
After providing the source database connection credentials, you need to specify the connection credentials for the target SQL Server database.
- Specify the schema mappings
After connecting both to the source and target databases, you need to specify the schema mappings between the source and target objects.
- Select the source tables
Then specify the source tables, which you want to copy from the source IBM DB2 database to the target SQL Server database.
- Save and execute
Finally, you can opt for executing the operation immediately or simply saving the package to run it later.