Have any of you guys dealt with importing large amounts of data on
deploy? I have two distinct situations I need to deal with and I was
hoping for some advice.
I have a fairly large CSV file of postal codes that seems to
import very well with the MySQL import utility (mysqlimport) on
development machines but very poorly when used remotely with
Capistrano (i.e. during initial migration). How are you guys handling
such data import on initial migration?
I’m going to have to move over a rather large amount of data from
an older version of the site I’m updating (old site is written in ASP
using a MS SQL database – it’s a mess). I know I can write scripts
to massage data, but something I’m unsure of is how to actually move
the data from the old servers to the new servers – neither of which
I’ll have physical access to. Recommendations?