9.11 Exporting and Importing Policies on a Dynamic File Services Server

Dynamic File Services allows you to export and import a policy configuration to make it easier to set up management on multiple computers. You can set up multiple policies in the Management Console on one computer, then export them to .xml files. The default name of the exported file is the same as the policy name.

You can import a policy on another computer to automatically set it up there. If you manage the two computers from the same Management Console, the file is easily exported and imported between the multiple computers by exporting to a local folder. You can also copy the exported .xml file to a different computer and import it there.

9.11.1 Exporting a Policy

  1. In the Management Console, connect to the DynamicFS server that you want to manage.

  2. Under the Policies folder for the server, right-click the policy, then select Export.

    You can also select the policy, then select File > Import/Export > Export policy.

  3. Browse to the location on the local computer where you want to save the file, specify a name for the file, then click Save.

    By default, the policy is exported as a .xml file and the file name is the same as the policy name.

  4. Continue with Section 9.11.2, Importing a Policy.

9.11.2 Importing a Policy

  1. Place a copy of the exported policy on the computer where you are managing DynamicFS.

    For information, see Section 9.11.1, Exporting a Policy.

  2. In the Management Console, connect to the DynamicFS server where you want to import the policy.

  3. Right-click the Policies folder for the server, then select Import policy.

    You can also select the Policies folder, then select File > Import/Export > Import policy.

  4. Browse to the locate and select the exported policy file, then click Open.

    The Policy Wizard opens to the Policy Rules page.

  5. On the Policy Rules page, verify or modify the Direction and Filter options settings, then click Next.

  6. On the Policy Schedule page, verify or modify the schedule Frequency and When settings, then click Next.

  7. On the Policy Name and Description page, specify a unique name for the policy on this server, then click Next.

  8. On the Pair to Policy Association page, select one or more pairs on the selected server that you want to associate with the policy, then click Finished.

    The policy is added to the Policies list for the selected server.

9.11.3 Importing a Policy from a Previous Release

You can import policies that were created in an earlier major release, such as from Dynamic File Services 1.6 to 2.0. Policy schedules are configured separately in Dynamic File Services 2.0 and later versions. The Frequency settings for an imported policy are ignored. After you import the policy, ensure that you assign a policy schedule to it if you want the policy to run automatically.