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Migrating data to Symantec Management Platform 7.5 with the migration wizard

ITMS 6.x Migration

You use the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate Notification Server 6.x data to Symantec Management Platform 7.5.

When you export the settings from Notification Server 6.x, all the Notification Server 6.x activities pause till the export is complete. You have to consider this fact if you are exporting the settings from your production server that is interacting with a large number of client computers. The activities on IT Management Suite 7.5 will pause as well while importing the settings from the data file.

See Migrating from Notification Server 6.x

Table: Process for migrating data to Symantec Management Platform 7.5 with the migration wizard

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Install the migration wizard.

To migrate data with the migration wizard, you must install the migration wizard on your 6.x server and on the 7.5 server.

You use Symantec Installation Manager to install the migration wizard components on the 7.5 server. You then copy the migration wizard installation package to your current Notification Server and install it.

See About installing the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

See About the data that the migration wizard migrates from Notification Server 6.x

Step 2

Export 6.x data to a data store file.

After the migration wizard is installed on the 6.x Notification Server, it starts in export mode. The migration wizard lets you export 6.x data that is not present in your 6.x database to a data store file. You can also manually run the migration wizard and export data multiple times.

See Exporting Notification Server 6.x data to a data store file

Step 3

(Optional) View the data in the data store file.

After you export data to a data store file, you can use Store Browser to view the data that was exported.

See Viewing the data in a data store file

Step 4

(Optional) Compare two data store files.

If you export 6.x data multiple times, you can use StoreDiff to compare two data store files. StoreDiff creates a data store file that contains the differences between the two data store files. You can then use Store Browser to view these differences.

See Comparing two data store files

See About the Store Browser

Step 5

Copy the migration data to the Symantec Management Platform 7.5 server.

You need to copy the migration data to a location that is accessible to the Symantec Management Platform 7.5 server. By default, a data store file is created in the Altiris\Upgrade\Data directory. If package files are exported, this directory also contains a PackageFiles folder. You must put the PackageFiles in the same directory where you put the data store file.

You may also want to copy this data to a neutral location to back up the data.

Step 6

Import the 6.x data to Symantec Management Platform 7.5.

On the Symantec Management Platform 7.5 server, use the migration wizard to import the 6.x data. If the migration wizard is not installed on this computer, you must first install it.

See About installing the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

See Importing Notification Server 6.x data from a data store file

If you encounter errors when you import data from a data store file, you can export the data that causes errors and then send the subset of the original data store file to Symantec Technical Support so that they can help resolve the problem.

See Exporting data from a data store file

Step 7

Configure 6.x data that is not compatible with 7.x features.

You must configure some 6.x data after it is migrated to make it compatible with new 7.x features. For example, a migrated 6.x software delivery package is not compatible with Quick Delivery and Managed Software Delivery in Software Management Solution. Before you can use these delivery methods to deliver the migrated package, you must promote the package to the Software Library.

See Promoting migrated Software Packages into the Software Library