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Move Bundles from one zone to another

Hello all,
We have a test ZCM environment and Production one. How can we move our
bundles that we have in test into our production environment? Is this
possible?
Thanks,
Chris
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

You can't get files in the Content Repo out, but if you are installing many
apps from a network source, you can always use the "ZAC" command to export
the Bundle to an XML file and then import that XML file into your other
Zone.

The Command is "ZAC BETF".
Use /? to get detailed syntax.

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"Chris Shields" <cshields@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Hello all,
> We have a test ZCM environment and Production one. How can we move our
> bundles that we have in test into our production environment? Is this
> possible?
> Thanks,
> Chris



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Craig Wilson wrote:
> You can't get files in the Content Repo out, but if you are installing many
> apps from a network source, you can always use the "ZAC" command to export
> the Bundle to an XML file and then import that XML file into your other
> Zone.
>
> The Command is "ZAC BETF".
> Use /? to get detailed syntax.
>

If you can't get the content out that stinks. If you use the migration
tool you don't have the original msi that is created. Can you migrate a
application and then apply the xml file to an existing bundle? To get
all of your modifications?
Chris
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Well, you deploy the bundle to the workstation and then grab the content
from CACHE.
A bit tedious, I admit, but that should work.

Novell is working on things to make it much simpler in the future, but we
are dealing with now 😆

I don't think you can use an XML file to modify an existing bundle in that
fashion.
While I have not tried it, at best it make pick up changes/additions, but
highly unlikely to find deletions.
I would not trust that method.

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"Chris Shields" <cshields@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> Craig Wilson wrote:
>> You can't get files in the Content Repo out, but if you are installing
>> many apps from a network source, you can always use the "ZAC" command to
>> export the Bundle to an XML file and then import that XML file into your
>> other Zone.
>>
>> The Command is "ZAC BETF".
>> Use /? to get detailed syntax.
>>

> If you can't get the content out that stinks. If you use the migration
> tool you don't have the original msi that is created. Can you migrate a
> application and then apply the xml file to an existing bundle? To get all
> of your modifications?
> Chris



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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Craig Wilson wrote:
> Well, you deploy the bundle to the workstation and then grab the content
> from CACHE.
> A bit tedious, I admit, but that should work.
>
> Novell is working on things to make it much simpler in the future, but we
> are dealing with now 😆
>
> I don't think you can use an XML file to modify an existing bundle in that
> fashion.
> While I have not tried it, at best it make pick up changes/additions, but
> highly unlikely to find deletions.
> I would not trust that method.
>

Thanks
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Antw: Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

hi greg

the zac betf command is to export to a file....how do i import then ?

Sascha


>>> Craig Wilson<craig_d_wilson@yahoo.com> 16.06.2008 15:45 >>>

You can't get files in the Content Repo out, but if you are installing many
apps from a network source, you can always use the "ZAC" command to export
the Bundle to an XML file and then import that XML file into your other
Zone.

The Command is "ZAC BETF".
Use /? to get detailed syntax.

--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Support Forums Volunteer Sysop

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.

"Chris Shields" <cshields@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:tVt5k.2304$5H4.2117@kovat.provo.novell.com...

> Hello all,
> We have a test ZCM environment and Production one. How can we move our
> bundles that we have in test into our production environment? Is this
> possible?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Antw: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Sascha,

you use the BC command

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stubie Absent Member.
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Re: Antw: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Bump. Any developments on this (hopefully not just with ZCM11 😉 ? I can't imagine people with hundreds of bundles doing hundreds of manual exports & imports between their dev and prod environments. And that's just with the initial deployment; once ZCM is deployed, every modification that you make that has to go through the change management process would force you to manually export & import that bundle each time, copying xml files all over the place...

If Novell doesn't provide a tool for easily exporting & importing bundles beteen zones, maybe there's a 3rd party one? (in the ZDM days we had a product named ZENith for copying app objects between trees). If not, how are people coping with this?
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Stubie,
> Bump. Any developments on this (hopefully not just with ZCM11 😉 ? I


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If customers would like to give input in the upcoming
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Has there been any progress on this? We wish to build a new management zone and export our current 900+ bundles to it. However, given the tediousness of the current options, have Novell finally addressed this?

Thanks,

Chris
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

There is not any built in automated process.

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> Has there been any progress on this? We wish to build a new management
> zone and export our current 900+ bundles to it. However, given the
> tediousness of the current options, have Novell finally addressed this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
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Re: Move Bundles from one zone to another

Any new on exporting bundles to a new zone??

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