Migrating from MS SQL to MySQL

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1/27/2014 5:05:53 PM
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Jerry McCreary
SureFire Studios, Inc.

Migrating from MS SQL to MySQL

My client is wanting to move their mojoPortal site to a new hosting company which only provides MySQL.

This issue was addressed several years ago here: https://www.mojoportal.com/Forums/Thread.aspx?pageid=5&t=4488~1

Has anyone successfully accomplished this and would be willing share advice?

(shumaker212 posted a link to http://www.dbload.com on the same post referenced above which I'm also looking to)

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I'm thinking that the time spent on converting the site would quickly outweigh whatever savings would be gained on hosting.

Thanks for any advice.

1/28/2014 10:34:42 AM
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Re: Migrating from MS SQL to MySQL

Hi Jerry,

I agree with you that it is possible to do it but it is a pretty big and challenging job that probably does not justify the effort to save a few hosting bucks given how much work would be involved in completing the migration.

While there is a correspondence between the tables there are differences in supported data types that would have to be mapped in queries created to migrate table data. For example MS SQL uniqueidentifer would map to a char/varchar column in MySql and bit columns would map to int or tinyint in MySql. And there are a lot of tables so it is a big project. If one really wants to do that work a tool like Aqua Data Studio is probably what I would use.

Hope that helps,

Joe

1/31/2014 11:43:55 AM
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Jerry McCreary
SureFire Studios, Inc.

Re: Migrating from MS SQL to MySQL

Thanks, Joe. That affirms my take.

By the way …  I did an informal survey of 2 of my clients who use mojoPortal.

On a scale of 1-10, how does mojoPortal compare with other CMSs they have used:

They give mojoPortal an 11 for ease-of-use.

1/31/2014 1:40:55 PM
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Re: Migrating from MS SQL to MySQL

Very glad to hear it!

Best,

Joe

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