Working with SSMA Projects (MySQLToSQL)
To migrate MySQL databases to SQL Server or SQL Azure, you must first create an SSMA project. The project is a file that contains the following information:
Metadata about the MySQL databases that you want to migrate to SQL Server or SQL Azure.
Metadata about the target instance of SQL Server or SQL Azure that will receive the migrated objects and data.
SQL Server or SQL Azure connection information.
When you open a project, it is disconnected from MySQL and SQL Server or SQL Azure. That lets you work offline. For more information about reconnecting to SQL Server, see Connecting to SQL Server (MySQLToSQL)
Reviewing Default Project Settings
SSMA contains several settings for converting and loading database, migrating data, and synchronizing SSMA with MySQL and SQL Server or SQL Azure. The default settings are appropriate for many users. However, before you create a new SSMA project, you should review the settings. If required, you can change the default settings that will be used for all your new projects.
To review default project settings
Select Default Project Settings from the Tools menu.
Select the project type in Migration Target Version drop down for which settings are to be viewed/ changed and then click General tab.
In the left pane, click Conversion.
In the right pane, review and change the settings as necessary. For more information about these settings, see Project Settings (Conversion) (MySQLToSQL) .
Repeat steps 1-3 for the Migration, Synchronization, SQL Azure, GUI, and Type Mapping pages.
For information about migration settings, see Project Settings (Migration) (MySQLToSQL).
For information about settings for Synchronization to SQL Server, see Project Settings (Synchronization) (MySQLToSQL).
For information about GUI settings, see Project Settings (GUI) (SSMA Common).
For information about data type mapping settings, see Project Settings (Type Mapping) (MySQLToSQL).
For information about SQL Azure settings, see Project Settings (Azure SQL Database) (MySQLToSQL).
The SQL Azure settings will be displayed only when you select Migration to SQL Azure while creating a project.
Creating New Projects
To migrate data from MySQL databases to SQL Server or SQL Azure, you must create a project.
To create a new project
Select New Project from the File menu. The New Project dialog box appears. On the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.
In the Name box, enter a name for your project.
In the Location box, enter or select a folder for the project.
In the Migration To drop down, select the version of target SQL Server used for migration. The options available are:
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2014
Azure SQL Database
And then Click OK
SSMA creates the project file.
Customizing Project Settings
In addition to defining the default project settings that apply to all the new SSMA projects you can also customize the settings for each project. For more information, see Setting Project Options (MySQLToSQL).
When you customize data type mappings between the source and target databases, you can define mappings at the project, database, or object level. For more information, see Mapping MySQL and SQL Server Data Types (MySQLToSQL).
The Saving Projects feature allows the user to essentially save the project settings and, optionally, the database metadata to the SSMA project file.
To save a project
- On the File menu, select Save Project.
If databases within the project have changed or have not been converted, SSMA will prompt you to load and save metadata. Loading and saving metadata lets you work offline. It also lets you send a complete project file to other people, such as technical support personnel. If you are prompted to save metadata, do the following:
For each database that shows a status of Metadata missing, select the check box next to the database name. Saving metadata might take several minutes. If you do not want to save metadata at this point, do not select any check boxes.
SSMA will parse the MySQL schemas and save the metadata to the project file.
When you open a project, it is disconnected from MySQL and from SQL Server or SQL Azure. This lets you work offline. To update metadata, load database objects into SQL Server or SQL Azure. To migrate data, you must reconnect to SQL Server or SQL Azure.
To open a project
Use one of the following procedures:
On the File menu, point to Recent Projects.
Select the project you want to open.
On the File menu, select Open Project, locate the .m2ssproj project file, select the file, and then click Open.
To reconnect to MySQL, on the File menu, select Reconnect to MySQL.
To reconnect to SQL Server, on the File menu, select Reconnect to SQL Server.
To reconnect to SQL Azure, on the File menu, select Reconnect to SQL Azure.
The next step in the migration process is Connecting to MySQL (MySQLToSQL)
Connecting to MySQL (MySQLToSQL)
Migrating MySQL Databases to SQL Server - Azure SQL Database (MySQLToSql)
Connecting to SQL Server (MySQLToSQL)
Connecting to Azure SQL Database (MySQLToSQL)