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migrate from (some place or sth) to (some place or sth else)

1. To relocate from a particular location or region to a different one, especially temporarily as based on the seasons. (Sometimes only used as "migrate from (some place)" or "migrate to (some place)," rather than using the whole phrase.) This part of Florida is notoriously full of retired couples who migrate from the colder states to our always-sunny beaches during the winter. It's the first time a team has been able to observe the whales' full route as they migrate from warmer regions to the cooler water in the north Atlantic during the summer.
2. To stop using a particular platform, service, business model, operating system, etc., and adopt a different one. Please ensure all employees have migrated from the previous operating system version to the new one to avoid any security breaches. Our smartphone app is migrating from a once-off, single-payment model to a free-to-play model with microtransactions.
See also: migrate, place, sth

migrate between (some place or sth) and (some place or sth else)

To alternate residence between two different locations or regions, especially temporarily (perhaps based on the weather or seasons). We migrate between London and Lisbon, depending on the time of year. We were finally able to observe the whales migrating between the cooler water in the north Atlantic and the warmer water near the equator.
See also: and, between, migrate, place, sth

migrate between some place and some place else

to change residence from one place to another, perhaps repeatedly. These birds migrate between the north and the south. They migrate between their cottage in the North in the summer and their condo in Florida in the winter.
See also: and, between, else, migrate, place

migrate (from some place) (to some place)

[for a population] to move from some place to another. The birds all migrate from Europe to Africa. They migrate to Canada from South America.
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However, the 2007 and 2008 Gallup worldwide polls suggest that the relation between education and the desire to migrate is not as simple as the relation for talent, or for people's feelings about computers.
For these animals to get into an area where there would be at least some daylight every day of the year, they would have to migrate about 1,000 kilometers due north," he says.
You can't extrapolate from one county in California, and suggest that monarchs in all of the western United States don't migrate," Malcolm says.
Store backup data on disk and immediately migrate it to tape automatically purging the disk copy
Once the engineering team has completed the prototype of the new product design, the IT team may want to migrate this data from primary storage (e.
This technology intelligently migrates files along a hierarchy of storage devices ranked in terms of cost per unit of storage, speed for access and retrieval, and available capacity.
The HSM application should also have the ability to migrate data without significant manual intervention, which requires using predictive algorithms on file-based and/or block-based data.
At some point however, the data will have to migrate to a newer technology, as software cannot continue to support older formats forever.