The Data Migration Assistant (DMA) enables you to upgrade to a modern data platform by detecting compatibility issues that can impact database functionality on your new version of SQL Server. The tool recommends performance and reliability improvements for your target environment. DMA allows you to move your schema, data, and uncontained objects from your source server to your target server. DMA replaces all previous versions of the SQL Server Upgrade Advisor (SSUA) and should be used to upgrade most versions of SQL Server (see below for supported versions).
What's new in v3.4?
The v3.4 release of DMA adds support for SQL Server 2017 as source for Azure SQL DB migrations, as well as number of enhancements to stability, performance, and rule correctness.
Supported source and target versions
Sources: SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016, and SQL Server 2017 on Windows.
Targets: SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017 on Windows and Linux, and Azure SQL Database.
You can install the tool from Microsoft Download Center. Run the DataMigrationAssistant.msi file to install the Data Migration Assistant.