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About data migration when migrating from Notification Server 6.x

ITMS 6.x Migration

When you migrate from Notification Server 6.x, you use the Symantec Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate Notification Server 6.x data. Some of the 6.x data that you can migrate is actionable, while some it is read-only.

See About data migration

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

Consider the following before you use the migration wizard to migrate 6.x data to Symantec Management Platform 7.x:

  • Some 6.x data is more difficult to replace than other data.

    Asset data represents the physical items that you may not be able to gather automatically after you migrate to Symantec Management Platform 7.5. This data represents a lot of manual data entry and is an excellent candidate for data migration. On the other hand, inventory data is replaced within a week after you migrate to Symantec Management Platform 7.5. Consequently, the inventory data is not as good a candidate for migration as the asset data.

  • Symantec Management Platform 7.5 cannot use some 6.x data.

    After you migrate data, some of it is not editable and some is not actionable because of fundamental changes in how Symantec Management Platform works. For example, when you migrate the 6.x collections, the collections are actionable but not editable. Because Symantec Management Platform 7.x uses filters instead of collections, Symantec recommends that you convert your collections to filters. Migrated 6.x custom reports are also read-only. You cannot update the 6.x custom reports to include 7.5 information. However, you can use your 6.x reports for audit and reference purposes.

  • Some 6.x data requires your configuration after migration.

    Some 6.x data requires your configuration before you can use it in Symantec Management Platform 7.5. For example, you can migrate custom agent settings policies, but you should apply filters to the policies to replace the 6.x collections.