But a data migration activity can also be a fantastic opportunity (as well as a necessity) to potentially leave “the crap behind”. To clean out some old, useless, no longer relevant data that was just hogging valuable disk space. Before you go ahead and move the same old data from old box A to the new shiny box B, take a moment to analyze and run through a couple of points:
- Should we decommission the old system and move the old data to the new system at all?
- Or should we keep the old system with the old data, and reserve the new system for new data?
- Should we move all data, or just portions of the data?If just portions of the data, what portions of data?
- Should you filter on creation date, or perhaps a more relevant last-access date? Identify, if possible, what data is “hotter” than others. Based on last-access dates and modification dates for example.
- Should you filter on data type/application type? Leaving music files, move files, etc behind but definitely moving office documents for example?
- Should you filter out old project areas?
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