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How to convert MS SQL database to MySQL

 Modified on: July 12, 2021 |    4286 views

Stellar Converter for Database software allows you to convert MS SQL database records to MySQL database format, while preserving your database integrity.

Prerequisites for MS SQL to MySQL conversion:

  • Install MySQL database on your system
  • Establish the connection to MySQL server
  • Provide a root folder that contains at least one source database and ibdata file for the target database.
  • Make sure that ibdata file is stored at the same location as MySQL database
  • Free disk space must be equivalent to the size of the selected database

Follow these steps to convert MS SQL database into MySQL:

Step 1: In 'Select Database' dialog box, select MS SQL as your source database type. Select an offline MS SQL database or a live database, and then click Browse to open the database file you want to convert.

NOTE: If you are not aware of the MS SQL database file path, click Search to find MS SQL database files in your computer's hard drive or folder.

Step 2: Once you have selected the file you wish to convert, click the Scan button

Step 3: When the 'Scan complete' dialog box opens, click OK

Step 4: Preview the data of the scanned files to verify what all data can get converted.

Step 5: After previewing the database files, click Convert from the File ribbon

Step 6: In 'Convert and Save Database' dialog box, select MySQL under Select Database Type

Step 7: Under ‘Connect to Server’ fill in the required details, and click Save

Step 8: When the 'Selected Database Converter Successfully' message is displayed, click OK.



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