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

ITMS 6.x Migration

You use the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate Notification Server 6.x data that is not present in your 6.x database to Symantec Management Platform 7.5. When you use the migration wizard, one step in the migration process is to import the 6.x data from a data store file.

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

When the migration wizard runs in import mode, it uses importers to import data. Each product that has data to migrate has its own set of importers. By default, the migration wizard imports all of the data.

You can import all of the data at one time or perform multiple imports and import the data in stages. For example, you can perform an import for each product and then check the data after each import. If you perform multiple imports, you can view the data to determine which data to import next. The data store file organizes all the data except key data by product. The data for each product is stored in tables. The name of each table is ProductName.TableName.

If you do not import all of the data initially, you must manually run the migration wizard for subsequent imports. If you import the same data twice, the last import overwrites any previous import.

To import Notification Server 6.x data from a data store file

  1. Do one of the following to start the migration wizard in the import mode:

    • Install the migration wizard on the Symantec Management Platform 7.5 server with Symantec Installation Manager. By default, the migration wizard starts after it is installed.

      See About installing the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard

    • Run the migration wizard EXE manually.

      When you install the optional migration wizard components, the migration wizard EXE is installed. The EXE for the migration wizard is NSUpgradeWizard.exe, and by default it is in the C:\Program Files\Altiris\Upgrade directory.

  2. If the Welcome page appears, click Next.

  3. On the Export / Import Task Selection page, select the data store file you created when you exported the 6.x data, and click Next.

  4. On the Password Protection page, if a password was used when the data was exported, enter that password.

  5. On the Importer Configuration page, select the data to import, and click Next.

    The options on the Importer Configuration page are as follows:


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


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


    Displays a dialog box that lets you filter the data that an importer 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.

      You can sometimes change a value on the Filter Details dialog box. For example, when you import a locally stored package file, you can sometimes change the drive to which it is migrated.

  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 import. To view an explanation of why the data is not included, click in the Message column.

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

  8. When the message that the data import has completed successfully appears, click OK.

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

  9. (Optional) To display each action's sub-actions, check Show Details.

  10. Click Finish.