IBM DB2 to SQL Server conversion and synchronization.

DBConvert/DBSync for DB2 and MS SQL Server is a trustworthy application supporting fast and accurate database conversions and synchronizations from IBM DB2 to MSSQL server/Windows Azure SQL databases.

Our software is able to connect to source and destination databases directly without any other additional software installed. Optionally, a target SQL Dump file may be generated if you lack direct access to the MS SQL server.

The application is also competent to migrate data between two MS SQL Servers as well as at copying DB2 to DB2 databases.

Supporting three types of synchronization, a trigger-based synchronization feature, and extending synch to Windows Azure SQL Databases to and from DB2 are all among the most recent, exciting modifications implemented into our DBSync/ DBConvert tools for MSSQL and DB2.

Our software can also be launched from the command line with your predefined parameters previously stored as a session.

Schedule any session to run at a time that is convenient for you or even in response to a system event.

Our user friendly interface can considerably reduce the time and effort spent for migrating databases. No SQL knowledge is required of you in order to work with our programs.

Supported databases:
  • IBM DB2
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
  • MS SQL Dump
 DBConvert for MSSQL & DB2

Version: 2.1.5

Release Date: May 14, 2024

 DBSync for MSSQL & DB2

Version: 2.1.0

Release Date: June 3, 2024

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.9

Release Date: June 17, 2024

Supported databases:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Percona
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Access
  • FoxPro
  • SQLite
  • Interbase
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MS Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Heroku Postgres
  • Google Cloud

Using IBM DB2 to SQL Server conversion and synchronization tools.

When launching the DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode, it seamlessly guides you through the steps to initiate database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to IBM DB2 source database.

Specify the username/password and host/port parameters if your source database requires login credentials.

Connect to IBM DB2 source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to SQL Server destination database.

Specify parameters for the destination database similar to the source, defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to SQL Server target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Each DBConvert or DBSync tool's name comprises two different databases, enabling any specified database to operate as the source or destination. Furthermore, the same type of database can function as both the source and destination.

NOTE #2: Connections to cloud databases (e.g., Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, or Azure SQL) aren't explicitly specified in the user interface but use the same settings as traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Connections to source and target databases remain active until you close the DBConvert/DBSync application or reopen new connections.

Refer to our documentation for specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

Specify the tables, fields, indices, and views you want to transfer to the SQL Server destination database by checking/unchecking the corresponding boxes.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or configure specific table , field, index object individually when migrating data.

Explore our articles in the user's manual about Configuring database migration options. for detailed information.

The screenshot below summarizes the general features available in DBConvert software.

4. Detection of potential database migration issues. Errors and Warnings

The database enforces certain relations on the data, and on the customization step, an intelligent error checker verifies all possible data integrity and referential integrity issues. It highlights any problems before migration starts.

By default, DBConvert attempts to automatically map the database types of the source IBM DB2 database to the closest equivalent of the target SQL Server database types. However, you can manually change the data types for the entire database globally using the "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Explore the Intelligent error checker for more information. on errors and warnings

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration.

Initiate the conversion or synchronization process after configuring source and destination databases in the previous steps.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Here, you can also monitor the migration/synchronization process.

Optionally save connection settings and configuration parameters into the session file to schedule the launching of sync or migration jobs regularly.

Execution step of DBConvert products

Explore more about the options available during the execution stage

Command line mode

Pass previously saved sessions as parameters to the Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session retains IBM DB2 source and SQL Server target database connection settings with other specified options.


C:\Program Files\DBConvert\mssql2db2Pro\mssql2db2Pro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

NOTE: First, run the software in GUI mode to create a session file with initial parameters.

Built-in scheduler.

Our applications include a built-in scheduler to run database migration and sync jobs at specified times. Set the scheduled date and time to execute job sessions automatically.

Find more Information about the built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:


  • Necessary privileges to write into empty database on the target DB2 server
  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target SQL Server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file)
  • If you connect to remote DB2 server that IBM Data Server Client should be installed on the machine where our tool is installed. You can download this client here:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable package

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