This chapter describes how to create a project in Tzunami Deployer and save Deployer project for future use. This chapter contains the following topics:

  • Creating a New Migration Project
  • Save a Project

Creating a New Migration Project

Tzunami Deployer stores all the information related to a particular project in a Tzunami Deployer project. The project consists of a file system folder, which contains the Tzunami Deployer project file (information describing the SharePoint structure and changes that will be executed on the target).

Begin using Tzunami Deployer by creating a new project.

To create a project:

  1. Launch Tzunami Deployer and select File > New. The New Project window appears.


Figure 2: New Project Window

2. Enter a name for the project in the Project name field.

3. In the Project folder field, enter the location where you want Tzunami Deployer to create the new project folder.


The project folder contains all the definitions that you create in Tzunami Deployer, automatic backups of the project, as well as logs and reports of the activities that are performed in and by Tzunami Deployer.

 4. Select one or more types of source systems to be migrated in this project

One of Tzunami Deployer’s advantages is its ability to consolidate several source systems into a single target SharePoint server. The source options that are available for selection are determined by the license that you installed, as described in the previous section. Options that are not permitted by your license are not available for selection. For example, SharePoint 2001 is not available in the window above. For more information about the Tzunami Deployer license, and for support of systems that are not listed, contact the Tzunami Support Team.

5.Select a target system for the migration in this project.

6. Click OK. Tzunami Deployer creates the new project folder and initializes the project files in it. The Project window appears. Initially, both parts of the Project window are empty.


Figure 3: Project Window

The top half of the Project window uses a Windows Explorer style folder tree and details list to display the structure and content that has been loaded from the source systems. The bottom half of the Project window uses a similar approach to display the structure and content of the target SharePoint. The details list in the top and bottom parts of the Project window show columns of metadata properties and other information for the children items.

The status bar indicates various types of information, such as the currently listed and selected items and the status and progress of Tzunami Deployer processes. An indicator on the left of the status bar displays red when Tzunami Deployer is busy or when a dialog is open and Tzunami Deployer is waiting for user input. This indicator blinks yellow when Tzunami Deployer is performing a background operation. During a background operation, the current stage of the operation is also displayed, as well as a progress bar and the estimated time remaining for the operation to be completed. The indicator is green at all other times.

Save a Project

When you save a project, you can save it to a folder on your hard disk drive, a network location, disk, the desktop, or another storage location. To do this, select a desired drive/folder from the Save As window. The Saving process is the same, regardless of what location you choose.

You should save the project frequently while you are working on it to avoid losing data because of an unexpected power failure or other problem.

To save a project:

  1. Click 

Or Select File > Save

Or Press Ctrl + S


Figure 4: Save As window

 2. Enter Project name and Click Ok.