Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Welcome, ApexSQL customers to Quest Support Portal click here for for frequently asked questions regarding servicing your supported assets.

KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the KACE SDA Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Schedule the export of components

Schedule the export of components

You can set up a schedule to export components from an KACE SDA, or a Remote Site Appliance (RSA) at regular intervals if you created a package for the components and stored the package in the KACE SDA or RSA restore directory.

You can export the database, but only the Quest KACE Technical Support team can re-import the database back to the KACE SDA.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
2.
Click Export SDA Packages to display the Export List page.
4.
Select Choose Action > Schedule Export for Selected to display the Schedule Export page.
6.
Click Save.

The job appears in the queue on the Package Management Queue page and runs at the specified time.

Use Off-Board Package Transfer

Use Off-Board Package Transfer

You can use the Off-Board Package Transfer feature to automatically transfer packages that have been exported to the KACE SDA or the Remote Site Appliance (RSA) restore directory to a remote FTP/SFTP server or Samba file share. You can specify a directory for the transfer, and the transfer process creates the directory on the remote server, copies all .xml and .pkg files to that location using the /<Path>/data_<timestamp> naming convention. You can also delete the transferred files from the restore directory.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
2.
Click Off-Board Package Transfer to display the Off-Board Package Transfer page.
3.
Click Enable Offboard Package Transfer to set the transfer details.

Option

Action

Schedule Run

Select the interval and time for the transfer.

Offboard Package Transfer Protocol

Select which file transfer protocol to use to place the files on the remote site. When using the SFTP protocol, password-based authentication must be enabled explicitly on the file server.

Offboard Package Transfer Server

Type the host name or IP address of the device to which the files are transferred.

Path or Share Name

Type the path to the directory or share name for the transfer. Enter the Samba share name without any forward or backward slashes.

User Name

Type the user name for the appliance to use. Entering the user name requires write-access to the remote location.

User Password

Type the password required to access the remote location.

Cleanup Restore

Delete the files automatically from the restore share directory on the KACE SDA or an RSA after a successful transfer.

4.
Click Save.

The job appears in the queue on the Package Management Queue page and runs at the specified time.

On the left navigation pane, click Settings, then click Appliance Logs to expand the section, then click Scheduled Action Server, and select Output Log to view the results of the transfer.

Upload packages for import

Upload packages for import

You can upload packages stored on an external device or server to the KACE SDA or Remote Site Appliance (RSA) restore directory, then import the packages to the appliance.

To import packages larger than 1.5GB, place them in the \\[KACE_SDA|RSA]_host_name\restore share directory first.
1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
On the Package Management page, click Upload Packages.
On the Package Management page, click Import KACE SDA Packages On the Import List page that appears, select Choose Action > Upload Package for Import.
3.
On the Import Package page, click Select file to specify the .pkg file to import, or simply drop the file into the indicated area.
4.
Click Import Package.

The appliance adds a copy of the components to the library.

If the package contains drivers, re-cache the drivers. On the left navigation pane, click Library > Drivers, then select Choose Action > Recache Drivers to display the Managing Drivers page.

Import appliance components

Import appliance components

You can import components stored in a different location, a different KACE SDA directly, or to a Remote Site Appliance (RSA), if the package containing the components is smaller than 1.5GB.

If you exported the database, only the Quest KACE Technical Support team can re-import the database back to the KACE SDA.

1.
On the left navigation pane, click Settings to expand the section, then click Package Management to display the Package Management page.
2.
Click Import SDA Packages to display the Import List page.
4.
Select Choose Action > Import Selected.

The new components appear on the Package Management > Import List page.

Related Documents