SDS to Azure Utility (kinda)
i've been playing around with this for the last several days and finally pasted the bits together to create a viable SDS-to-Azure conversion tool. and i had all the parts lying about already - didn't even have to compile anything!
here's the deal:
last year i posted a command-line utility that allows you to interact w/ the SDS store. it's cool. i use it to script uploads of large set of data, inspect things quickly, etc.
a few months ago, i posted a similar command-line tool for Azure Table Storage (ATS). again, pretty cool and makes for easy import/export of data.
so conversion is just...
- use SDS.EXE to pull data from the server and write the XML to disk
- write an XSLT stylesheet to produce a batch script that uses AZURE.EXE
- run the batch script!
not bad, eh?
i'll post my example this weekend. in the meantime, feel free to download the sample apps and cook up your own conversion routines.