Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010

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Can you talk about “Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010?”  Is there a particular size business which should consider this type of software?

This question is from the Microsoft Live Chat which took place on June 1st.



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This is an acquisition of the Echo Technology product. This is really for metadata migration rather than content migration. There are many tools in this space to consider and the key trade off is between cost and amount of data you wish to migrate

While I’m a fan of axceler, the maker of davinci, I’ve not used the product. However, my experience with almost every migration tool is that the tools work as advertised but that the “old environment” is so gnarly that it ends up being a mistake to migrate it with automation–rules just can’t be good enough and you end up porting garbage. So to Spencer’s point, be sure to think about what you want to migrate–whether it’s good enough to migrate–then look at tools.

The size of the corpus is probably the biggest factor in choosing a migration toolset. And an important point to note here is that NO tool will give you 100% full fidelity, there is ALWAYS some additional tweaks required!

<i>This question was answered by Spencer Harbar, Enterprise Architect at Microsoft and Dan Holme, Consultant and Trainer, Intellium.</i>

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  • Cbuck
    Davinci Migrator for SharePoint 2010 was created by echoTechnology, with an RTM of 7/31/2010. As announced in early June, echo (based in Seattle, WA) was acquired by Axceler (based in Woburn, MA) (http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Axceler-Acquires-echoTechnology-to-Offer-Industry-Leading-SharePoint-Migration-1268759.htm) Davinci Migrator is a powerful migration platform for site and content migrations. It includes several unique features, including a dynamic discovery engine with QBE (query by example) interface, pre-migration analysis and rules engine, robust planning and schedule capability, and the ability to migrate entire sites or granular components of your SharePoint environments. It supports 2003 and/or 2007 migrations to the 2010 platform. Spencer and Dan are correct that true fidelity is very difficult when migrating, but one huge benefit of Davinci is the ability to see problems with your migration - by severity, and with recommendations for fixing those problems - before you execute your migration. No other product on the market gives you this level of visibility and control, dramatically reducing the risk s of migration.
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  • Cbuck
    To answer your specific question, Davinci Migrator is relevant whether you have a single farm and a couple hundred sites, or a complex environment with dozens of farms on both 2003 and 2007 platforms. Many people look at migration as a one-time activity, but the tool can also be used to migrate between dev, staging and production environments in a controlled way. And the discovery features provide an ongoing tool for analyzing your current system (how many sites have unique permissions? how many have 3rd party web parts? how many are owned by a specific site admin?) I highly recommend you take a look at one of the Davinci Migrator online demos, or contact someone from the Axceler team to find out more about scope and scale.
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