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StoragePoint 6.3 - Reference Guide

Planning the Metalogix StoragePoint Implementation Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery Synchronous versus Asynchronous Setting up Metalogix StoragePoint Default Values General Settings Managing Storage and Backup Endpoints Managing Storage Profiles Metalogix StoragePoint Timer Job Monitoring File Share Librarian Large File Support Dashboard User Experience Activating the Software Appendix A: Import\Export Tool About Us

Planning for Export\Import

Supported StoragePoint configuration elements currently include Profiles, Librarian configurations, Endpoints and Settings. The Profiles may be defined at several scopes with ContentDb being the most common. This choice makes it easy to move external content from one farm to another without pulling it back into any database or back-up set. To do this, the following items are required:

1.Database back-up

2.Blob-Store back-up

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NOTE: It is a best-practice to run the Content Queue Migration job on the source Farm just prior to taking any Content DB back-up that will accompany the Exported configuration. In this way the chances that any content from the System Cache of the source Farm will be needed on the destination is minimized.

 

Using the Tool

1.Go to the General Settings page and at the bottom, under Utilities, click the Import/Export link.
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2.A new window is opened.
import-export export window

Export

1.Select the Export option and click Export.

2.A new link shows up. Click the StoragePointConfiguration.xml link.
import-export export window with link

3.An open/save dialog box is opened which allows the file to be viewed or saved (using whatever extension is needed) to an accessible location.

Import

1.Click the Import option, and browse for the previously exported configuration.

2.After clicking Browse (or Choose File) and selecting a valid configuration file, click Load Configuration File and the tool will load all available features from that file.
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If the configuration file has no artifacts that aren't already in the farm, a message is displayed that nothing can be imported.import-export no items to import message

3.In this form, the configuration elements that may be imported into the current Farm are listed in a tree-view with check-marks. Place a check by each item to be imported and click Import to begin the import.
import-export import window

·Selecting at the top level will select all items below it.

·Selecting a Profile also automatically selects all of the end points that it uses.

·Selecting a Librarian configuration will automatically select associated endpoints and profiles.

·Artifacts that already exist in the target Farm will not be listed for selection.

·Select NEW PROFILE DEFAULTS or NEW ENDPOINT DEFAULTS to import the default settings found on General Settings and Default Values.

4.When the import is completed successfully there will be a confirmation message. Click OK.
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5.Click the close button (top right) to close the Import\Export window.

6.If a profile or endpoint was imported please open Central Administration to correctly set the path(s) to point to the file-share copy\back-up that was made previously. The path will look like this when first opened:
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Check the default path, if one was imported, on Default Values.

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NOTE: System Cache also needs to be configured, especially if any of the profiles use asynchronous endpoint selection, which would be any profiles using File Share Librarian. It is important that this be done before any externalization is performed or files are uploaded in SharePoint.

If Use Breadcrumbs was selected on the General Settings page, the default retention setting on Default Values won’t be imported and will need to be entered manually.

WARNING: Do not use the same endpoint for more than one farm, i.e. development, staging, and production. This is not a supported configuration.

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