6.1 Migrating from iFolder 2.x to iFolder 3.7

This section discusses the following:

6.1.1 Understanding the Migration Process

Novell iFolder provides a simple migration from iFolder 2.x to the iFolder client for Novell iFolder 3.7. The Migration Assistant provided in the iFolder client helps you migrate the existing iFolder 2.x data quickly and easily.

During the startup, the Migration Assistant detects the 2.x installation and prompts you to migrate your data. During the data migration, it prompts you again to convert the existing folders or to make a copy of the 2.x iFolder. For more information on this, refer Step 6.

iFolder prompts you about the resynchronization of the files to 3.7 server, and asks whether you need to retain the 2.x client until the 3.7 completes synchronization. During this process, only the data get migrated, hence, the user has to set the preference in the new client.

6.1.2 Migration Procedure

  1. Install the iFolder client for iFolder 3.7, then configure your account for the iFolder 3.7 enterprise server.

    For information on installing the client and setting up the account, see Managing iFolder Accounts and Preferences.

  2. In the iFolder browser, create one or more iFolders on your local computer.

    You can use any valid name for an iFolder. Do not create an iFolder in the same directory path as your current iFolder 2.x directory. For information, see Section 8.5, Creating and Uploading an iFolder.

  3. The iFolder displays a message about the existence of previous version data, and a request for a migration.

    Click OK to open a list of avilable 2.x iFolders.

  4. Select the 2.x iFolder you want to migrate.

    Click Migrate to appear the Migration Assistant.

    NOTE:You can also reach the Migration Assistant by iFolder > Migration > Migrate from iFolder 2.x.

    Migration Assistant takes you through the Migration process to complete your data migration.

  5. Click Forward to display the Migration options.

  6. Select one of the following:

    Migrate the iFolder and disconnect it from 2.x domain: Select this option to disconnect the existing folder from the iFolder 2.x domain after migrating it to 3.7.

    Create a copy of the iFolder and migrate: Select this option to create a copy of the iFolder 2.x files and convert them to the iFolder 3.7. This does not remove the files from the ifolder 2.x domain even after you migrate the files to the iFolder 3.7.

    If you select this option, you can also select Copy the parent folder if you want to copy not only the contents of the 2.x folder, but the parent folder as well. If you leave this option deselected, only the contents of the selected folder will be migrated to 3.7.

    Click Browse to find the location to save the migrated folder.

    For example, c:/Documents and Settings/<user name>/ifolder2dir is a 2.x iFolder and dir1 and dir2 are the directories under ifolder2dir. When you select the option Copy the parent directory, it create the ifolder2dir in the new location and the directories dir1 and dir2 are copied to it. If the option remains deselected, only the directories dir1 and dir2 are moved to the specified location.

  7. Click Forward to select the domain and Security options as follows:

    1. Select the domain from the drop-down list.

    2. Select the desired security option:

      • Select Encrypted to encrypt the selected iFolder.

        If you did not set your passphrase during login, iFolder prompts you to enter the passphrase. You can skip this option and set the passphrase later.

        If you are not currently connected to the iFolder domain, it prompts you to connect to the domain.

      • Select Regular to share the iFolder with other members in the iFolder 3.7 domain.

        You can migrate an encrypted 2.x iFolder to shared folder. When you attempt to migrate an encrypted 2.x iFolder to a shared folder, it prompts you to verify the action.

        Click OK to confirm your action.

  8. Click Forward to migrate the selected iFolder.

  9. Verify that the information you have entered is correct, if necessary, click Back to return to previous pages to make corrections.

    If the given information is correct, click Migrate to begin migration.

    Click Back to go back and make any necessary changes.

  10. Click Finish to complete the migration.