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Import personal files and Inbox from BO 6.5: how?

Hi to all,

we've observed that in our migration from 6.5 to XI 3.1 we've "lost" the personal documents and the inbox of the users. I've found on the net this guide:

http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/boexir31/en/xi3-1_bip_importwiz_en.pdf

Which states:

On the Import Wizard machine, map the drives to the source environment

directories containing the deployment's .key files, personal documents,

categories, and users' Inboxes:

u2022 $INSTALLDIR\locData for access to 5.1.x .key files

u2022 $WISTORAGEDIR\user if you are importing personal documents and

categories

u2022 $WISTORAGEDIR\mail if you are importing the read content of users'

Inbox folders

u2022 $INSTALLDIR\nodes\<nodename>\<clustername>\locdata for access to

6.x .key files

u2022 $INSTALLDIR\nodes\<nodename>\<clustername>\storage\user if you

are importing personal documents and categories

$INSTALLDIR\nodes\<nodename>\<clustername>\storage\mail if you

are importing the read content of users' Inbox folders

What does this mean? I really don't understand how I should "map" this folders...

Thanks

Daniele

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    Posted on Sep 22, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Got it, after reading, but still confused: I can import the Inbox, but not any of the Personal Documents.

    Weird.

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    • Answer to # 1 is NO. You have to have users, otherwise Import Wizard doesn't know what to import, as you know there is no options to pick which Inbox or Pers docs to import, it's all or nothing and the user name is the main ingridient here.

      Another option is to publish all those reports to repository and migrate them from there.... but it's way too much work.

      I'd survey users and ask them for reports they absolutly have to have to be published to repo.

      I'm not sure why you can't bring in personal docs. Open an Incident on this with support, so it can be investigated. It should work.

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    Posted on Oct 07, 2009 at 09:24 AM

    migration BO 6.5 to BOXI R2

    I mapped the folder us you said. Now, I got the personal inbox files but I cannot get the personal folders from BO6.5. Please help me soon.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jesudas

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