However, this post is not about that. It is more on the speed of migration approach. Bear in mind I am new with this, only less than a week but I think regardless of it, this can help some who might be using MariaDB or MySQL as backends.
One way to connect from VFP to MariaDB is via SPT (SQL Pass-Through). With a code like this:
If SQLExec(gomyapp.DbBaseConn,'INSERT INTO MyTable (MyField) VALUES (?m.lcMyValue)') <= 0