Management has decided that Linux is the OS of the future, so I’m preparing to migrate our Tamino databases from Solaris/Sparc to Linux/x86. Has anyone done a migration like this recently? If so, and tips or advice?
I guess I’ve been spoiled by how easy it’s been over the past few years to move from old Solaris machines to new ones: just create the database from a backup on the new machine, make it a replication database, sync up with the old database, stop the old one, and make the new one the master. But you can’t create a database from a backup on another platform, so this is looking like a lot more work.
(I actually migrated Tamino to Solaris from HP-UX over a decade ago—the last time management decided on “the OS of the future”—but the databases were a lot smaller then, and I’ve forgotten just how I did it.)