How To Migrate Databases From iSeries to SQL Server (Windows)?

I have a project coming up to migrate an client from JD Edwards Oneworld running on iSeries to SQL Server Windows plateform.

I have only performed this task once and that was about 10 years ago.

So I wanted to try and contact some iSeries experts (like Gary) who have iSeries experience and also JD Edwards and any high-level steps for migrating off iSeries onto Windows. Or any documentation you could provide would be even better.

Once I migrate them onto Windows/SQL Server i will need to perform an upgrade from OneWorld to EnterpriseOne 9.0.

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Gary PattersonConnect With a Mentor VP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:

Specific JDE source/target version info would be good.

The guides that momi_sabag posted links to are generic DATABASE migration guides:  They are very usefule for moving a database wholesale from DB2 to SQL server and duplicating the structure on SQL server as closely as possible.  (Maybe for a data warehouse, or if you're porting an application or DB to Windows.)

That's not what I read as your project.  

You already have a target database, right: OneWorld on SQL Server?

If so , then you need to do an APPLICATION-SPECIFIC DB PLATFORM MIGRATION, moving the JDE database from one supported DB (AS/400 DB2) to another (SQL Server).

Here's a nice whitepaper that outlines a similar process for EnterpriseOne.  I don't know of a similar guide for OneWorld.  Maybe you could do the upgrade to EnterpriseOne first, and then do the DB migration.  Oracle might work with you on getting a temporary AS/400 EnterpriseOne license to use for conversion purposes.

Might also be worthwhile to loop in your Oracle rep, and see if they don't have documentation or tools to assist with this kind of data move.

- Gary Patterson
matrix0511Author Commented:
Thanks Gary!
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