Import Resources

You must know whether you are going to import all or a subset of the resources from the export file. When an export file that contains Mailboxes is created, extra resources that the mailboxes need to work correctly are included in the export file.

Unless you explicitly want to exclude these additional resources, you should use the Import All Resources Tuning Option for importing these Mailbox resources.

This task is done on the System Administrator Console.

  1. From the Administration Menu, select Deployment > Resource Manager > Import/Export.
  2. Next to Import Resources, click Go!
  3. Enter the path and file name to import, or use Browse to locate and select the file.
    If the import returns a message that the file contains errors, you can either select the file and click Next again to continue the import, or click Cancel to stop the import process.
  4. Under Tuning Options, if you want to Skip Backup Generation, select the checkbox.
    The following warning message is displayed:
    Backup generation has been turned off, make sure you have another
    form of backup.
  5. Click OK to continue.
    If you do not select backup generation, then a backup version of the files is saved and you can review it after you complete this procedure.
  6. Under Tuning Options, if you want to Import All Resources, select the check box.
    If you do not select this option, you are prompted to select entries to import for each resource type. If private key certificates are found in the import file, they are automatically imported without any prompting.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Do you want to create a resource tag for the data being imported?
    • If Yes, enter a Tag Name and Description for the resource tag and click Next.
    • If No, click Next.
  9. Indicate whether you want to update objects that may already exist with objects from the import, and click Next.
  10. Review the information.
  11. Click Finish to import the data.
    The following items are displayed as links on the page:
    • View Import Report - Click the link to review the Import Report.
    • View Performance Report - Click the link to review the summary data in the Performance Report.
    • Data in SI before Import (xml) - Click the Download link to get a backup copy of the data. This link is not displayed if you selected the Skip Backup Generation.