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How to Confirm when an External SQL Database should be Used Instead of the Default Embedded Database

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An administrator would like to know when/how an Embedded ZVM Database should be migrated to an External SQL Database.


To determine if an External DB is required for your environment, kindly review the Zerto Scale and Benchmarking Guidelines particularly in section "ZVM Database Considerations". There is criteria listed as to how much a default Embedded DB can handle (as well as External).

If it is determined from the link above that an External SQL Database is required, migrations can be done by reviewing the Migrating the Zerto Database to Microsoft SQL Server document. Steps on how to actually migrate the Database are included in this document as well.