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