Migrating data from Firebird(*.fdb; *.gdb) to Microsoft SQL Server

This article will show you how to use a simple database migration wizard to quickly migrate data from Firebird to Microsoft SQL Server! Save you tons of complicated work and time!

Requirements:

Introduction:

1. In "Choose a Data Source" dialog, choose "FireBird/InterBase" ;

  • Input the username (default: SYSDBA) and password (default is "masterkey").
  • Choose the database character-set.
  • Click "..." to select the FireBird(*.fdb) or InterBase(*.gdb) file.
    Firebird

2. In "Choose a Destination" dialog, choose "Microsoft SQL Server (Standard)" or "Microsoft SQL Server (OS Authentication)";

  • Input the SQL Server host name (or instance name when using OS Authentication).
  • If using "Standard" method then input the server port (default is 1433, or 1284 for SQL Server 2005 Express), plus, you want to offer an username and password.
  • Press "Refresh Database" button to list all databases, you can choose an existing database or enter a new database name, this toolkit automatically create the new database during the migration process.
  • Press "Refresh Schema" button to list all schemas, you can choose an existing schema or enter a new schema name, this toolkit automatically create the new schema during the migration process, if you let it empty, default is "dbo".
  • SQL Server

3. In "Select source Tables(s) & View(s)" dialog;

  • Select the tables/views which will be migrated.
    Select Tables&Views
  • Click "..." to set the table options or remap the table structure.
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  • You can set the data transfer method (Overwrite Table/Empty Data/Append Data/Skip Table) or filter the data before transferring.
  • Choose "Field Mapping" option, you can redefine the fields in the destination table, e.g.: field name, data type, default value, comment and also.

4. In "Execution" Dialog;

  • Click "Submit" to begin the migration, this toolkit will help you quickly migrate data from Firebird(*.fdb; *.gdb) to Microsoft SQL Server without intervention.
    Execute
  • Click "Browse Log" to visit the full migration log.
  • Click "Save as job" to save the migration settings to a job file, so you can "Load Job" to quickly reload the migration job in the future or run the migration job via command-prompt. Run "esfdbcv --help" in command-prompt to get the full command parameters.

5. Complete!

The program will complete the migration as quickly as possible and generate a migration report to you. All you have to do is sit and wait. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

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