Data migration - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

Use one or more XML files to migrate data from other systems into Address Manager.

After structuring the data in the XML file, you import the files to Address Manager and queue them for migration. You can use the migration function to migrate data from another system into Address Manager, or to add large amounts of new data.

To migrate configuration data from other types of servers, contact BlueCat Professional Services for assistance. For more information, visit https://care.bluecatnetworks.com.

The Document Type Definition (DTD) file that defines the structure of the XML file used for migration is available on your Address Manager appliance or VM. Launch a web browser and navigate to the following file:

protocol://addressmanager-host/dtd/migration.dtd

where protocol is http or https, and addressmanager-host is the IP address or host name for your Address Manager appliance or VM. Use this address to view and download the DTD file. You can also add this address to the header of your migration XML file to validate the file before you perform the migration.
Note: Most browsers can display the DTD file. Microsoft Internet Explorer cannot display the DTD file in the browser window, but you can download and save the file from Internet Explorer. To save the file from Internet Explorer, navigate to the DTD file address. After the error page appears, click the File menu and then select Save As. Save the file to your workstation as migration.dtd.

On the Migration Service page, you upload XML files and queue them for migration on the Service tab. On the Logs tab, you can download migration logs to you workstation and delete logs from the server.

Note: Address Manager does not create parent blocks, nor does Address Manager try to search for the best-suited parent block for the networks.
When importing networks without a defined parent block in the migration XML, Address Manager will perform the following:
  • If a suitable parent block exists in Address Manager, the network will be added to that block.
  • If no parent block exists, Address Manager will not create the network and will instead log an error and skip the element.