Migration SCCM 2012 SP1 -> SCCM 2012 SP1: is it possible to keep the folders structure ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to transfer the SCCM 2012 SP1 data from one SCCM hierarchy to another using the migration feature and i have a question regarding folders.
    In the source hierarchy i have folders with device collections and also in the software library. Is it possible to keep also the folders strucure from the source hierarchy during the migration ?

    • Edited by dnl24 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:15 PM
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:58 PM


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  • Folder structures are retained during the migration process. CM 07 sub-collections are not supported in CM12 and are replaced by folders in the migration.

    See the migration in action


    EDit: Sorry, just noticed that you were talking about migrating 2012 to 2102. Yes, folder structure is migrated.

    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:07 PM
  • Why don't you just do a SQL backup and restore from the DB backup?
    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:16 PM
  • Does it work with the SQL backup ?   The server names are different, the site codes are also different ?

    • Edited by dnl24 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:22 AM
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:05 AM
  • How does it work ?  

    Is it necessary first to migrate folders and then the objects ?  

    Or during the object migration the folder (and also the folder structure) will be retained ?

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:15 AM
  • Have a look at the blog post I suggested. It tells you how to do it and has screenshots. You don't need to do the folders first. You select the folders and objects you need during the migration.


    Gerry Hampson | Blog: www.gerryhampsoncm.blogspot.ie | LinkedIn: Gerry Hampson | Twitter: @gerryhampson

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:29 AM
  • Thanks Gerry !

    Another question: 

    i would like to use 

    Export-CMApplication and  Import-CMApplication in PowerShell scripts for exporting/ importing application between 2 SCCM 2012 SP1 environments.  How can i achieve that i get the application in the same folder as in the source environment.

    Thanks in advance


    • Edited by dnl24 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:47 PM
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 3:36 PM
  • Yes that option has been added.
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 5:22 PM
  • I mean the foder in the SCCM Console not in the file system


    Which option do you mean ?

    Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:14 AM
  • To restore from a SQL backup
    Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:38 PM