1.1.6 Problems that may arise as a part of data migration

These include incompatible file formats, data structures, validation rules, incomplete data transfer and international conventions on dates, currencies and character sets.

  • Migration addresses the possible obsolescence of the data carrier, but does not address the fact that certain technologies which run the data may be abandoned altogether, leaving migration useless.
  • Time consuming – migration is a continual process, which must be repeated every time a medium reaches obsolescence, for all data objects stored on a certain media.
  • Costly - an institution must purchase additional data storage media at each migration." -Wikipedia

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