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Pervasive to MS SQL migration

Pervasive to MS SQL migration

Pervasive to MS SQL migration


I've been given the task of migrating an old Pervasive DB (version 9.10) into MS SQL. My background is .net and MS SQL so my pervasive knowledge is limited.

I'm going to use Pervasive.Data.SqlClient provider for .net to read the data in and migrate to similar structures in MS SQL. This will allow me to do conversions and error trapping in an environment I'm comfortable with.

My query is this... in pervasive control centre I'm checking the table 'X$File' which contains tables and assoc files.

When I compare this table to the directory where the data is located the number of files don't match. There are alot more files in the directory than in the table which concerns me. Some of the files that are missing in control centre are definately being amended by the third pary application.

How can I look at these files in control centre? It's like I need to associate the file with pervasive again, is there a PSQL to do this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

RE: Pervasive to MS SQL migration

It is possible that the definitions were not created for those files.  The program itself may not rely on the DDF files.  So you may have to build these definitions yourself if you cannot get an updated copy from the program vendor.  You might download BtSearch at www.nssdd.com and it will allow you to review the definitions as they currently are.  It also allows you to analyze the data structure to add additional definitions to the DDF files.

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