How to convert MariaDB to SQL Server

Full Convert is designed for ease of use and reliability to make sure you get your job done as quickly and as simply as possible.

Target database is known as MS SQL Server, MSSQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, MSSQL (related files: mdf, ldf, bak).

Making migration easy for you

Full Convert is a fully self-tuning software. Your migration will work as expected without you needing to adjust anything.

Data types are different in SQL Server compared to the source MariaDB. We automatically adjust them as we copy the tables so you don't have to worry about it. You can adjust the mapping rules if you wish to change the following defaults:

  • bigint unsigned bigint
  • binary varbinary(max) (if precision > 8000)
  • blob varbinary(max)
  • char varchar(max) (if precision > 8000)
  • datetime datetime2 (if version at least 10)
  • double float(53)
  • enum varchar(255)
  • int unsigned bigint
  • json nvarchar(max)
  • longblob varbinary(max)
  • longtext varchar(max)
  • mediumblob varbinary(max)
  • mediumint int
  • mediumint unsigned int
  • mediumtext varchar(max)
  • nchar nvarchar(max) (if precision > 4000)
  • nvarchar nvarchar(max) (if precision > 4000)
  • set varchar(255)
  • smallint unsigned int
  • text varchar(max)
  • timestamp datetime2 (if version at least 10)
  • timestamp datetime (if version earlier than 10)
  • tinyblob varbinary(max)
  • tinyint smallint
  • tinyint unsigned tinyint
  • tinytext varchar(max)
  • varbinary varbinary(max) (if precision > 8000)
  • varchar varchar(max) (if precision > 8000)
  • year int

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

1.
MariaDB connection

Connection to MariaDB

We will choose MariaDB from the source database engines list. As our MariaDB server is on the local machine and we have full privileges, we will simply choose a database from the dropdown menu.

2.

Connection to SQL Server

We will choose SQL Server from the list of available source database engines. Depending on your SQL Server setup, you will need to connect using Windows or SQL Server authentication.

Depending on your SQL Server installation, we need to specify the server name, or server\instance name in the Server field.

SQL Server connection
3.

Start the conversion

All source tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need. Click the Copy your database button to get started.

4.

Conversion

Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.

Data copying from source to target
Target database browser

Data is now in the target database

Use our built-in database browser to examine the copied data. Of course, you can also examine the conversion in detail and see in-depth information for each table.

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