A database must first be loaded before it is of any use (for example, when installing a new backup system for business continuity, or when performing a system/software upgrade or migration). Different database loading techniques are possible using either off-the-shelf or HPE Shadowbase software. The HPE Shadowbase Online Loader (SOLV) and HPE Shadowbase Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Toolkit is designed to help perform this task.
However, there are alternatives and various ways in which SOLV and ETL can be used to load a database:
This technical brief provides an overview of these alternative methods. Each method has its pros and cons, but one of them provides the best solution to satisfy the requirements of any particular database loading situation.