Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

migrate (data)

migratemigrate data
Meaning(s)
1) move files/information from one system to another
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • migrate the data/information to a new system
  • Analysis

    To migrate means to move from one region or habitat to another. To migrate data means to move files or information from one system or place to another one.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Tom's laptop was starting to malfunction, so he migrated all his data to an external hard drive to ensure that it was properly backed up
    2. I am afraid we can't repair your hard drive however we might be able to migrate the data onto a new device for you.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. When the new computer system was put in place, I was tasked with migrating the data from the old system to the new. Transferring the files was a long and tedious task.
    2. As part of our business continuity plan we are migrating all of our data to a cloud-based service where it is backed up in separate locations around the globe.
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