Currently the 7.5, 7.6, 8.0, 8.1, 8.5 migration tool does not migrate Software Resources from 7.5, 7.6, 8.0, or 8.1 to 8.5. This was originally due to the expectation that any upgrade from 7.5, 7.6, 8.0, or 8.1 should use the previous version's database as part of the upgrade process. This is not always the case, especially when multiple servers may need the data from one (such as breaking out a top-level NS into an Asset and top level servers). A common scenario is an upgrade in server hardware or migration to a virtual environment when upgrading.
**Version 8.5 has been added. Please note that you MUST use the 7.6 version to export from 7.5 or 7.6, and use the 8.0 for export or import to the 8.0 or 8.1 version of the SMP. Version 8.5 supports export from 8.0 and 8.1, but only import to 8.5. Use the below matrix as a reference:
|Export / Import from||7.6||8.0||8.5|
About Symantec Software Resource Replicator
The Symantec Software Resource Replicator utility is designed to migrate logical information for deliverable software resources from one Notification Server to another. Note that the utility does not migrate physical packages. Physical packages should be migrated manually.
How to use the utility
Fixed Issues comparing to previous versions of the utility
NOTE: This utility is being provided with limited support. All usage scenarios may not have gone through the QA cycle due to limited time, resource constraints, or that the use case was not identified during the creation of this utility.
NOTE 2: Every new HF or vRollup the new version of the plugins can appear in list for migration. Due to this issue, we created a gatherer application which collects info about plugins and
updates the ExcludedSoftwareList.xml file.
How to use the gatherer utility (only for 7.6 version)
Run the utility on a machine with the ITMS which should be upgraded. The file "ExcludedSoftwareList.xml" must be in the same folder as the "Gatherer" file utility.
In the right part of the interface is a list of components that have already been excluded from the list of transfer and left part is list of possible software resource candidates for exclude. Select software components in left window and press ">>"
button to move to right window. The "Delete from list" key is used to reverse the action. After closing the utility "ExcludedSoftwareList.xml" is ready and should be attached to replicator.
NOTE! This utility should not be used on Software Resources that have been upgraded already. For example if you use this tool to export your Software Resources, then proceed to upgrade your database to 8.0, trying to import an already existing, upgraded resource will cause issues and should not be attempted.
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