[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Horizon to EverGreen Conversation

John Fink john.fink at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 10:06:03 EDT 2008


You probably shouldn't be thinking about dumping directly from MSSQL to
Postgres -- you should be exporting your records through Horizon, and once
you have them in MARC, you can import them using methods here:

You can also try importing some test records that Dan Scott has put together
-- they're located at http://open-ils.org/~denials/import_demo.tar.gz .


On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM, Tim Jordan <Tim at pcs-alaska.com> wrote:

> Hello and thanks for reading.
> I'm a Systems Admin that has been asked to setup a test environment for
> Evergreen.  I've done so on my laptop with the Vmware image available.  Nice
> way to get a quick look at the program!  I'm now in the process of
> installing Evergreen on a standalone Debian server.  I'm about 1/2 way
> through the install.
> I'm now thinking ahead on the conversion process.  I know very little about
> how this type of software works.  I know that the Horizon system currently
> in use is a MSSQL back end.  Although I don't understand the structure of
> the db's involved; I have migrated SQL to MySQL.  I'm comfortable with
> MySQL.  I've never used Postgres.
> Can anyone advise me on how I might start looking into the migration
> process?
> What might be a good way to test Evergreen?
> Should I look at dumping the current Horizon db into my Evergreen test
> environment?
> Any pointers to organizations that have already done this (Horizon ->
> Evergreen) would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Tim Jordan

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