Export and Import Software Packages, Boot Images and OS Images.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

The following procedure outlines how to export Software Packages, Boot Images and OS Images from one server to another.

Solution:

Export & Import Software Packages

  1. Drill down to Software Package Library->All Software.

  2. In the right pane select the packages you want to export. Right-click and select Export->Library Image.
    (Note that you can leave out the default DSM packages if you want since these packages will be present by default on creating the new server)

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    (Fig. 1)

  3. Specify a temp folder to export the packages to.

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    (Fig. 2)

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    (Fig. 3)

  4. Copy the folder (with the packages) to the server where the packages have to be imported.

  5. Browse to the folder and select all the subfolders (except library.dct). Right-click and select copy.

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    (Fig. 4)

  6. Open the DSM Explorer on the new server and drill down to Software Package Library->All Software.
    In the right pane, right-click and select 'Paste->Folder(s) to import Software Package(s)'.

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    (Fig. 5)

Export & Import OS Images

  1. Drill down to Software Package Library->All Software.

  2. Right-click the OS Image and select Export->Software Package.

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    (Fig. 6)

  3. Browse to the folder where you would like to export the OS image. Click Ok.

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  4. Copy the folder to the server where the OS image has to be imported.

  5. Import/Register the OS image using the following command:
    registerosimage -s <Server name> -w <Location of the OS image>

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    (Fig. 8)

  6. Stage the OS Image to the respective BootServer (Including the Domain Manager if this used as a boot server)

    Expand 'Software -> All Software -> <OS Image Name> -> Procedures'

    Copy and paste the procedure 'Add To BootServer' on the concerned BootServer

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    (Fig. 9)

Export & Import Boot Images

  1. Right-click the boot image and select Export->Software Package.

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    (Fig. 10)

  2. Specify the desired folder where you would like to export the boot image. Click OK.

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    (Fig. 11)

  3. Copy the folder to the server where the Boot image has to be imported.

  4. Enable and start Managed PC Server using:

    caf enable sdmpcserver
    caf start sdmpcserver


  5. Import/Register the boot image using:

    registerbtimages -s <Server name> -w <Location of the Boot image>

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    (Fig. 12)