Convert IBM DB2 to MySQL.

Our DBSync/DBConvert migration software provides the fastest error-free database conversion and sync from DB2 to MySQL/MariaDB. The application is simple to use and extremely fast and efficient processing data. You can choose between a Wizard-GUI or the powerful command line mode to perform your data transfer operations.

DBSOnvert and DBSync for DB2 and MySQL supports many features and can accomplish reverse conversion and sync, too. Customize the target DB, renaming tables, fields and indexes before moving; convert all or only the database elements needed, filter data to retrieve only specific information and more.

Any migration task can be saved into a Dump file or PHP script instead of moving data to an actual MySQL database directly, allowing the data to be restored later on a server.

Our tools can automate data transfer using the helpful built-in scheduler for managing conversion and synchronization tasks from DB2 to MySQL/MariaDB.

 DBConvert for MySQL & DB2

Migration directions:

  • DB2 → MySQL, MariaDB, MySQL Dump / PHP Script
  • MySQL, MariaDB → DB2, MySQL Dump / PHP Script
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Google Cloud SQL for MySQL
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Azure Database for MySQL

Version: 1.2.4

Release Date: Nov. 16, 2018

 DBSync for MySQL & DB2

Sync directions:

  • DB2 ↔ MySQL ↔ MariaDB
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Google Cloud SQL for MySQL
  • IBM DB2 ↔ Azure Database for MySQL

Version: 1.2.5

Release Date: Aug. 21, 2020

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 1.8.2

Release Date: Sept. 17, 2020

Supported databases:

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

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Using IBM DB2 to MySQL conversion and synchronization tools.

When you start DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode it guides you through several steps to set up the database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to IBM DB2 source database.

If a source database requires you to log in, you can specify a user name/ password and host/ port parameters.

Connect to IBM DB2 source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to MySQL destination database.

Specifying parameters for destination database looks like the same as for source. Usually, it consists of defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to MySQL target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Every DBConvert or DBSync tool has two different databases in its name. That means any specified database from a pair can be set up as a source or destination. Besides, the same type of database may be set up both as a source or destination.

As an example, here is the list of possible migration directions with on-premises databases:

  • IBM DB2 to MySQL
  • MySQL to IBM DB2
  • IBM DB2 to IBM DB2
  • MySQL to MySQL

NOTE #2: Don't be confused by the fact that connections to cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure SQL, Google Cloud, and Heroku are not explicitly specified in the configuration of a source or destination in the DBConvert / DBSync interface. To connect to Cloud database instances, use the same settings as you do for traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Your connections to source and target databases stay active until you close DBConvert/ DBSync application or reopen new connections on "source" and "destination" steps.

Read more about the specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Custoimzation and configuration.

At the next step, you can specify precisely which tables, fields, indices, views you want to transfer to the MySQL destination database. Just check/ uncheck the box in front of each database object you want to convert.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or set up a particular table , field, index individually when migrating data from IBM DB2 to MySQL.

Check out our articles about Custoimzation and configuration. for detailed information.

The screenshot below sums up general features available in DBConvert software solutions.

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

The database typically constrains certain relations on the data that cannot be violated. On the customization step, a smart error checker verifies all possible Data integrity and Referential integrity issues and highlights them, if any, before performing a migration.

DBConvert software to default tries to automatically map database types from the source IBM DB2 database to the closest equivalent of the target MySQL database types. But you can manually change data types for the whole database globally with "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Check out Smart error checker. Errors and Warnings for more information.

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration from IBM DB2 to MySQL

Once you configure source and destination databases for migration in the previous steps, you can start the actual conversion or synchronization process.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Also, here, you can monitor the migtation/ 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

Read more about execution stage available options.

Command line mode

Previously saved sessions can be passed as parameters to Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session keeps IBM DB2 source and MySQL target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example: C:\Program Files\DBConvert\mysql2db2Pro\mysql2db2Pro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

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

Built-in scheduler.

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

DBConvert screenshot

Highlights

Requirements

  • 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: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21385217
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable package
  • Necessary privileges to write into empty database on the target DB2 server
  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target MySQL server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file or PHP Script)