AudienceThe intended audience of this article includes: * Content Management Architects – those responsible for defining V7 content migration strategy in their organization. * Site development team – developers can refer to this document to understand content migration approach and provide implementation for the same. * People responsible for Vignette content management can refer to this article to understand content migration scope and activities involved, such as which data can be migrated with an automation tool, which data needs to be migrated manually, pre processing required before content migration, post processing after content migration.
Content Migration ProcessSteps involved in the content migration process are: * Content Analysis * Defining Migration Approach * Content Migration using defined approach * Post-Migration Processing Content migration involves identifying and analyzing content that is to be migrated. Output from content analysis is used to define the migration approach for various types of content. This is applied to the content for actual migration from V6 to V7 system. Finally, migrated content is passed through the post processing activities to publish the content on the site. Output from each step serves as input to the next step with final goal to publish migrated content on the Website running V7.
Diagram: Content Migration Process – Steps These 4 steps describe content life cycle during migration as content traverses from one phase to the next. * Analyze Content – Content to be migrated is analyzed. Data points are created that are required for migration process. This step is part of the content migration development project and is carried out at the development site. * Define Migration Approach – Overall approach for migration is defined to migrate the content. This step is part of the content migration development project and is carried out at the development site. * Migration – After baseline migration approach, defined approach is followed for actual content migration. This step is carried out on the content at the production site. * Post-Migration Processing – Migrated content is processed for review, approval and publication. This step is necessary to check effectiveness of the content migration and take required actions for correction before migrated content goes live. This step is carried out at the production site. The first two steps, Content Analysis and Migration Approach, define and develop content migration strategy and will be discussed in detail in the next two installments of this series. The final two steps, Migration and Post-Migration Processing, are execution operations that must to be carried at the production site.