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

ITMS 6.x Migration

When you migrate to Symantec Management Platform 7.5, you use the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate Notification Server 6.x data. When you use the migration wizard, one step in the migration process is to export the 6.x data to a data store file. By default, the data store file is saved in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Upgrade\Data directory. It has an .adb extension, is easy to copy and back up, and is not dependent on SQL.

See Migrating data to Symantec Management Platform 7.5 with the migration wizard

See About data migration

When the migration wizard runs in export mode, it uses exporters to export data. Each product that has data to migrate has its own set of exporters. By default, the migration wizard exports all of the data. Symantec recommends that you use the default setting to export all of the data.

When you export data, additional data migration files may be created and saved in this same directory. For example, when you export locally saved software package files, a PackageFiles folder is created that contains folders for all of the package files.

To export Notification Server 6.x data to a data store file

  1. Install and run the migration wizard on the 6.x Notification Server.

    After the migration wizard is installed on the 6.x Notification Server, it starts in export mode. You can also manually run NSUpgradewizard.exe to start the migration wizard manually. The migration wizard EXE is in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Upgrade directory by default.

    See About installing the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

  2. If the Welcome page of the migration wizard appears, click Next.

  3. On the Export / Import Task Selection page, specify a name and location for the data store file, and click Next.

    The default name has three parts: the word Store, the date, and the time. The data store extension must be .adb.

  4. On the Password Protection page, if you want to encrypt the data, enter a password.

    You must then use this password when you import the data on the Symantec Management Platform 7.5 server.

  5. On the Exporter Configuration page, select the data to export, and click Next.

    The options on the Exporter Configuration page are as follows:


    Lets you select the products whose data you want to migrate. Data is exported only for the products that are checked.


    Displays the exporters for the product that you select in the Products section. Data is exported only for the exporters that are checked in the Enabled column.


    Displays a dialog box that lets you filter the data that an exporter migrates as follows:

    • You can uncheck any item that you do not want to migrate.

    • The Details option lets you display the Filter Details dialog box.

    Symantec recommends selecting all of the available data.

  6. On the Product Readiness Check page, review the messages, and click Next.

    This page displays each product that has data that is not included in the export. To view an explanation of why the data is not included, click in the Message column.

  7. If the product readiness warning message appears, click Yes.

    This message indicates that not all products meet the product readiness check. To view the explanations for any product readiness warnings, click No, and then click Back.

  8. On the Task Summary page, verify that the migration wizard is about to perform the correct tasks, and click Next.

  9. When the message that the data export has completed successfully appears, click OK.

    If the data is not exported successfully, a message with instructions appears.

  10. (Optional) To display details about each action, check Show Details.

  11. Click Finish.