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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

Package components to export

Package components to export

You can export the components stored on the KACE SDA, such as drivers, network inventory, boot environments, and tasks to a different network location. You can also export system images from a Remote Site Appliance (RSA). This is useful to back up and restore components.

You can export the database, but you cannot re-import the database. Exporting components from the KACE SDA is an internal task and cannot run in tandem with other internal tasks, such as re-caching drivers, creating scripted installations, or rebuilding boot environments.

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.

The selected export items are compressed and placed in the \[KACE_SDA|RSA]_hostname\restore share directory. A .pkg file is created for each component that you select.

4.
Select Choose Action > Export Selected.

The packaging process starts. Exporting packages might take a few minutes to several hours to complete depending on the size of the file. The Status column indicates when each export completes.

NOTE: If the status column shows Completed or Exporting next to each component, but the Currently : status in the upper-right corner displays Idle, contact the Quest KACE Technical Support to access your KACE SDA through the tether and clear the error.

Package file names

Package file names

You can import and export KACE SDA or Remote Site Appliance (RSA) components to packages. The following syntax conventions apply to package file names. Follow these guidelines when you import or export appliance packages to quickly find a particular component.

File contents

File name

File extension

Example

Prefix

Syntax

Pre-installation task

PR

PR<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

PR33_1519839187_5248.pkg

Mid-level installation task

MI

MI<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

MI26_1519792380_3567.pkg

Post-installation task

PO

PO<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

PO17_1519831620_4922.pkg

Database package

DB

DB<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

DB12_1519822800_1546.pkg

KImage

KI

KI<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

KI56_1519827865_4213.pkg

Scripted installation

SI

SI<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

SI59_1519834064_2984.pkg

Driver package

DR

DR<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

DR15_1519823348_3284.pkg

Network inventory package

NI

NI<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

NI36_1519814733_1976.pkg

Custom deployment

CU

CU<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

CU88_1519794461_5889.pkg

Boot environment

BE

BE<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

BE52_1519798711_2802.pkg

Network scan

NS

NS<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

NS37_1519818962_3011.pkg

User State

US

US<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

US27_1519805822_2846.pkg

Task Group

TG

TG<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

TG16_1519811097_1390.pkg

USMT (User State Migration Tool) Scan template

ST

ST<ID><Unix_time_stamp>_<microseconds>

.pkg

ST39_1519808167_5225.pkg

Managing disk space

You can view the Disk Usage pie chart on the appliance Dashboard to verify how much storage space is available on your KACE SDA. You can migrate data on the KACE SDA to an offboard-storage device, and migrate data stored on the virtual KACE SDA or Remote Site Appliance (RSA) to an additional virtual disk to free up space. You can also delete unused images, boot environments, source media, and tasks.

Verify available disk space

Verify available disk space

For optimal performance, the appliance requires approximately 20 percent free disk space. You can verify the available disk space from the Disk Usage pie chart on the Dashboard.

1.
Go to the Dashboard.
The Disk Usage pie chart displays a view of the storage information, which is updated every 10 minutes and every 60 minutes when storage is offboard.
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