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Export updates RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I want to export updates from my internet connected WSUS server to internal WSUS Server. Can i just copy the WsusContent Folder to my internal connected WSUS server or is it better if go with some third party tool like Symantec or Acronis .do the incremental backups and restore.Will it be any issue if both my servers are in isolated different domains(Permission Issues).



    • Edited by Quiett Friday, March 13, 2015 4:30 AM e
    Friday, March 13, 2015 4:29 AM

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  • You need to copy both - the content folder and update metadata. Update metadata can be exported and imported using wsusutil tool. There is really no need to use any third-party tool for it.

    Take a look at Set Up a Disconnected Network (Import and Export Updates) for more info.


    Gleb.

    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:33 AM
  • You can also use the Update Services 3 API linked below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1172

    This is what I have always used, it has separate tools for importing and exporting update metadata. I think after your database reaches a certain size you can no longer use wsusutil tool and need to use this instead.

    Edit: While the updates themselves can be copied using any file copy process, eg robocopy, the metadata will need to be exported and imported using either this method or the wsusutil quoted above.
    • Edited by MikeeMiracle Friday, March 13, 2015 5:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 5:20 PM
  • thanks a lot i will refer it and will get back to you and what is the command to export.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720486(v=ws.10).aspx

    You must ensure to correctly copy all subfolders and files within \WSUScontent

    If you will do this manually, ensure that you don't copy the \WSUScontent folder itself UNLESS you can preserve the permissions entries on the destination.

    One way to avoid such problems, is to use a backup utility which you are already familiar with (or if you aren't familiar, get somebody who is familiar).

    You should also consider if the metadata export will be very large, that you have applied the latest updates for WSUS to the WSUS servers (because without the latest update for WSUS, there can be export failures if your metadata is too large)

    http://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2938066

    http://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2828185


    Don
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    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:24 AM

All replies

  • You need to copy both - the content folder and update metadata. Update metadata can be exported and imported using wsusutil tool. There is really no need to use any third-party tool for it.

    Take a look at Set Up a Disconnected Network (Import and Export Updates) for more info.


    Gleb.

    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:33 AM
  • If there is a network connection between the two servers, then you can chain your servers and set up your "internal" server as a downstream replica server, downloading updates and approvals from the "parent" server.

    Gleb.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:37 AM
  • No network connection , two different isolated domains, one domain connected to internet and other domain in the internal, for update metadata i will export but content folder every month if i copy will it be fine, or increment backups using any utility would be better.
    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:55 AM
  • You can also use the Update Services 3 API linked below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1172

    This is what I have always used, it has separate tools for importing and exporting update metadata. I think after your database reaches a certain size you can no longer use wsusutil tool and need to use this instead.

    Edit: While the updates themselves can be copied using any file copy process, eg robocopy, the metadata will need to be exported and imported using either this method or the wsusutil quoted above.
    • Edited by MikeeMiracle Friday, March 13, 2015 5:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 5:20 PM
  • thanks alot i will refer it and will get back to you and wht is the command to export.

    Saturday, March 14, 2015 5:55 AM
  • thanks a lot i will refer it and will get back to you and what is the command to export.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720486(v=ws.10).aspx

    You must ensure to correctly copy all subfolders and files within \WSUScontent

    If you will do this manually, ensure that you don't copy the \WSUScontent folder itself UNLESS you can preserve the permissions entries on the destination.

    One way to avoid such problems, is to use a backup utility which you are already familiar with (or if you aren't familiar, get somebody who is familiar).

    You should also consider if the metadata export will be very large, that you have applied the latest updates for WSUS to the WSUS servers (because without the latest update for WSUS, there can be export failures if your metadata is too large)

    http://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2938066

    http://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/2828185


    Don
    (Please take a moment to "Vote as Helpful" and/or "Mark as Answer", where applicable.
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    • Marked as answer by Quiett Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:36 AM
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:24 AM