Migrate metadata

Once you have created a metadata target, you're ready to migrate metadata.

To create a metadata migration:

  1. In the Azure Portal, navigate to the LiveData Migrator resource page.
  2. From the LiveData Migrator menu on the left, select Metadata Migrations.
  3. Select Add.
  4. Complete the basic details:
    • Migration Name: the reference name to use for the metadata migration.
    • MetaData Target: the metadata target to send metadata to.
    • Database pattern: a database query pattern. Databases with names following this pattern will be transferred from the source filesystem.
    • Table pattern: a database table query pattern. Tables in the database with names following this pattern will be transferred from the source filesystem.
    • Automatically Start Migration: choose whether the metadata migration will automatically begin operation after creation.
  5. Select Review and create.
  6. Select Create.

View the metadata migration#

  1. In the Azure Portal, navigate to the LiveData Migrator resource page.
  2. From the LiveData Migrator menu on the left, select Metadata Migrations.
  3. Select the migration to view it.

Start and stop metadata migrations#

  1. In the Azure Portal, navigate to the LiveData Migrator resource page.
  2. From the LiveData Migrator menu on the left, select Metadata Migrations.
  3. Select the metadata migration and select Start or Stop as required.

Delete a metadata migration#

  1. In the Azure Portal, navigate to the LiveData Migrator resource page.
  2. From the LiveData Migrator menu on the left, select Metadata Migrations.
  3. Select the metadata migration and select Delete.
note

You can't add exclusions to or remove them from metadata migrations. You also can't create one-time metadata migrations.

Metadata migration states#

  • CREATED: The metadata migration has been created successfully but has not yet been run.
  • RUNNING: The metadata migration is scanning through source metadata content and transferring it to the target, as well as responding to change notifications from the source.
  • STOPPED: The metadata migration's data transfer has been halted. When restarted, the metadata migration will continue from the point where it stopped.

Troubleshooting#

If you're having problems migrating metadata, you can find solutions in the troubleshooting section.