Migrating live databases to Linux (news - web sites)-based servers is a tricky business. Execute poorly, and your IT team will have figurative eggs on faces, not to mention literal downtime and data loss, says migration expert Bill Brunt. In his work on numerous migrations, Brunt -- high-availability solutions manager for Irvine, Calif.-based application management vendor Quest Software Inc. -- has seen teams get crushed when they rush. In this interview, he discusses common migration mistakes, trends in Linux adoption and SharePlex, Quest's new database replication software.
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