I have a client who is buying his father's business. They both run separate GoldMine systems. However, the buyer's system database originally came from his father's. So there will be many duplicates between the two.
My first step is to get both systems upgraded to 2015.2 HF1.
Then I plan to copy the father's SQL database to the son's SQL server and add it to GoldMine. I am thinking at this point that his employees will just have to jump from one to the other database for a period of time.
Eventually as time allows we will need a strategy to move/copy/merge the contact records from the Father's to the Son's database and eliminate the Father's database.
I realize I need to find out what they want to do with attachments, templates, reports, etc.
Has anyone ever done anything like this? I have done plenty of moves from one server to another. But nothing like this.