This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
This thread has some good links regarding reporting tools.
I'd expect to do data moves from one database to another with special tools, outside Java. You might get lucky with an export from one db and import into another, or use a high end tool like Informatica. Look for info about ETL Tools.
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