Migrating live databases to Linux-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.
October 13, 2003