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Update ShardsGlobal for xDB migration (Sitecore 9+)

In Sitecore 9+, xDB data can be stored in SQL databases. To ensure the performance, Sitecore uses Shard databases, see Jason article Sitecore 9 xDB Sharding. The sharding data is managed in ShardMapManager table, which stores the server name and database. It works like a charm, but just one issue. The server name and database is hard references, which can cause problems for data migration. If you are trying to create a Sitecore instance from database dumps, the DatabaseName and ServerName need to be updated in [Xdb.Collection.ShardMapManager].[__ShardManagement].[ShardsGlobal]

 

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