Performing a data migration v4

After performing the schema migration, migrate the data.

  1. Use Migration Toolkit to migrate the data. For detailed information about using Migration Toolkit, see Migration Toolkit.

  2. Configure the Migration Toolkit file, ensuring that connection information for the source and target databases is available in the property file:

    SRC_DB_URL = jdbc: oracle:thin:@localhost:1521:ORCL
    SRC_DB_USER = user_name
    SRC_DB_PASSWORD = password
    TARGET_DB_URL= jdbc:edb://localhost:5444/migration
    TARGET_DB_USER = enterprisedb
    TARGET_DB-PASSWORD = password

    For more information, see Building the File.

  1. Invoke Migration Toolkit in –dataOnly mode. Include the –truncLoad keyword to resolve foreign key dependencies across tables.

    For example, the following command migrates data to a schema named hr: –dataOnly –targetSchema hr –truncLoad HR

    The command migrates the specified source_schema to target_schema. The data is loaded into the locally installed EDB Postgres Advanced Server instance with a database superuser named enterprisedb and the password of password.


    The tables are truncated before attempting the data load.

Advanced data migration

For larger databases that require a parallel data load, you can use one of the following methods:

  • The EDB Postgres Advanced Server database link feature (for compatibility with Oracle databases)
  • A Dblink or a database link style migration (if your data contains CLOB data)

For more information, see the Migration Toolkit.