What is Data Migration?

Data Migration is the process of transferring data between storage types, format or computer systems.

Problems that can arise

  • Data can become corrupted in transfer.
  • Data is unusable whilst being transferred, for large files this can be problematic as well as for files that people are likely to be using.
  • Cost is a problem that can arise in data migration because in order to migrate data to new storage you have to own the new storage. Physical space is also taken up by more storage.