INSTALLING TZUNAMI LIVELINK EXPORTER


This chapter contains information about installing Tzunami LiveLink Exporter. It contains the following topics:
• System Requirements
• Installing Tzunami LiveLink Exporter

 

System Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to use Tzunami LiveLink Exporter:

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Installing Tzunami LiveLink Exporter

Tzunami LiveLink Exporter requires that the latest version of Microsoft Visual J# Redistributable Package is installed and configured on the machine that is used to run the exporter. The latest version can be downloaded from Microsoft at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vjsharp/bb188598.aspx.
To install Tzunami LiveLink Exporter:

1. Unzip the zip file, and run Tzunami LiveLink Exporter Tool Setup.msi. The Tzunami LiveLink Exporter setup wizard (Welcome window) will launch. To advance through the install wizard, click Next on the bottom of the window.

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2. In the End-User Licensing Agreement panel, click “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” and click Next to continue installation.

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**You are advised to read the terms of the license carefully before proceeding with the installation. If you decline the license terms, the installation cannot proceed.

3. In the Custom Setup panel, do one of the following:
• To accept the default Destination Folder, click Next.
• Click Browse, locate and select a destination folder, click OK, and then click Next.

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4. In the Ready to install Tzunami LiveLink Exporter panel, click Install.

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5. In the Completed Tzunami LiveLink Exporter Setup Wizard, to exit the wizard, click Finish.

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**When Tzunami LiveLink Exporter is installed, it comes with a default license that can be used for evaluation purpose only. This license is limited in time and number of operations.

 

TZUNAMI LIVELINK EXPORTER


This chapter contains information about Tzunami LiveLink Exporter. It contains the following topics:
• Overview
• Exporting from LiveLink
• Command-line Export
• Best Practice

 

Overview

LiveLink Exporter enables migrating LiveLink content into Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Server 2010/SharePoint Foundation 2010 (SPS2010/SPF2010), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (MOSS/WSS3.0), or Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003/Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 (SPS2003/WSS2.0) using Tzunami Deployer.
To load LiveLink content into Tzunami Deployer, you must first extract the content, using LiveLink Exporter, into TDX (Tzunami Deployer Export) and STDX (Separate Tzunami Deployer Export) files. You can then load this TDX file into a Deployer project.

**When working with Deployer on several machines, you can run an export on one machine and load the exported data on another.
Tzunami LiveLink Exporter is an extension module of Tzunami Deployer. You can work with this module independently of Tzunami Deployer.

Supported Types


The following items are exported from LiveLink:


• Enterprise Workspaces

• Discussions (Topics and Replies)

• Tasks (Tasks Lists, Tasks Groups, and Tasks) and Milestones

• Channels and News

• Projects

• Folders

• Documents, Text Documents, and Compound Documents

• Links

• Aliases

• Generation

If any of these items have attachments, the exporter scans them, looking for Documents and Text Documents, and exports them as well. When the item is deployed to SharePoint, it is deployed together with its attachments.
**Compound Documents and Tasks Groups are converted to Folders.

Security
In addition to the structure and items, Tzunami LiveLink Exporter extracts security information. The following permissions are used in the exporter:

• See
• See Content
• Modify
• Edit Attributes
• Delete Versions
• Add Items
• Delete
• Reserve
• Edit Permissions
• None

Each item is assigned an ACL defining the permissions of the various members according to the roles they were assigned.

**The exporter automatically creates four default roles that are used during the deployment process. The roles include Reader (See and See Content permissions), Contributor (See, See Content, Modify, and Edit Attributes, and Add Items permissions), Web Designer (See, See Content, Modify, Edit Attributes, Delete Versions, Add Items, Delete, and Reserve permissions), and Administrator (user has full permissions).


Credentials
LiveLink credentials are used for the LiveLink API. These are the same credentials that users use to log-in in order to access the LiveLink portal.
The account provided to the LiveLink Exporter should have, at least, the following LiveLink permissions:
• Log-in enabled
• Public Access enabled
• System administration rights

HTTP tunneling credentials is used only when the HTTP tunneling option is selected. These credentials are for the HTTP Web server that performs the tunneling, that is, one of the front-end web servers of the LiveLink farm.

 

Exporting from LiveLink

The Tzunami LiveLink Exporter enables you to export LiveLink contents to a TDX file.
**When exporting, keep the following in mind:
Export in small chunks: When exporting from your source system, perform the export in small chunks of about 40K-50K files each that have a common business logic or some other logic.
Ensure consistency: Make sure that the content of the different exports does not overlap and that, while exporting, no changes are made to the source data.

In order to use HTTP tunneling, your Web server must meet the following requirements:

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Using Secure HTTP tunneling is not supported


When the Web server is configured to accept only secure connections (https://), HTTP tunneling cannot be used. In order to use HTTP tunneling, the Web server should be configured to accept requests also from non-secure connections (http://).
A proxy server with authentication is not supported.
Depending on your connection method, the port and server values may differ according to the following information:

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To export to a TDX file:
1. In Tzunami Deployer, right-click in the LiveLink tab source store area and select Export LiveLink to TDX.
Or Click Start > All Programs > Tzunami > Tzunami LiveLink Exporter.
The Welcome screen of the Tzunami LiveLink Export Wizard appears.

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2. Click Next. The LiveLink Configurations screen appears. Use this screen to enter the settings required for the exporter to connect to LiveLink. The screen includes three tabs: Web settings, Items, and Advanced.
a. Web settings
The Web settings tab allows you to enter the information required for connecting to the LiveLink service.

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b. Items tab
The Items tab allows you to specify how the exporter should treat item versions.

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c. Advance tab
The Advanced tab allows you to specify the export options such as attachments, security, Additional Node Attributes, Categories & Attributes, Personal Workspace, URLs and Aliases.

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Table 7 : LiveLink Configurations, Advanced Tab - Description of fields

Field

Description

Export attachments

Check this option if you wish to export item attachments.

Export security settings

Check this option if you wish to export the permissions (ACLs) of the exported items.

Export Additional Node Attributes

Check this option to assign additional metadata to items. This LiveLink function is mainly used in versions earlier than 9.0 and may considerably slow the export process. Tzunami recommends that you leave this option unchecked if it is not used in your LiveLink.

Export Categories & Attributes

Check this option to assign additional metadata to items. This LiveLink function is mainly used in LiveLink versions later than 9.0 and may considerably slow the export process. Tzunami recommends that you leave this option unchecked if it is not used in your LiveLink.

Export URLs and Aliases as file of type

Check this option if you wish to export URLs and Aliases as file of type HTML or ASPX

Export Generation as files of type

Check this option if you wish to export Document or Compound Document Generations as file of type HTML or ASPX.

Export Personal Workspaces

Check this option if you wish to export Personal Workspaces

Export Multi-Value properties as text

Check this option if you wish to export Multi-Value Properties as text.

Additional items to be used as roots (one URL or Id per line)

Enter the URL or ID of Additional Items in the text box to be used as root folder.

3. Click Next. The Folders screen appears.


4. Navigate the LiveLink folders and select the folders to export.
**You can select all subfolders of a selected folder by checking Automatically select subfolders.


5. Click Next. The Filter screen appears.

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6. Set up filtering as follows:
a. In the Properties field, select a property.
b. In the Condition field, select a condition from the dropdown list and enter or select values in the corresponding field.
c. Click Add Condition. The condition is added to the Filter area, displaying the full filter expression.

You can only add one condition per property.
You can edit a condition for a property by selecting the property and modifying the condition type or values that are currently assigned to it.

You can remove a condition from a property or all the conditions from all the properties by clicking Clear Condition or Clear All, respectively.
This option works only for Data Items.
If multiple conditions are applied, only items that match all conditions are exported.
While adding filter condition for a file size using the Size property, you have to enter file size value in bytes.

7. Click Next. The Destination Folder screen appears.

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8. Specify where to export the files and generated TDX information. Make sure you are saving to a folder with a descriptive name and under a well-organized file system hierarchy. It is recommended to export to a folder that is as close to the root as possible.
Click Save for saving export specification details as an XML file which can be used to run the exporter in command-line mode. See the section ‘Command-line Export’ below for more details.


9. Click Next.

**If the export folder already exists, a warning appears, informing you that the destination folder already exists and if you continue all existing information will be deleted. Clicking OK confirms overwrite and clicking Cancel returns you to the Destination Folder screen to change the destination folder.

An Exporting screen appears with a progress bar and execution report, and the export process begins.

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You can save the export report by clicking Save as… after export is complete.
You can display only export errors by checking Errors only.
You can check Auto-scroll to display the latest progress messages, as they appear.

10. Click Next. The Export Complete screen appears.


11. Click Done. The Tzunami LiveLink Exporter wizard is closed.
After the extraction process completes successfully, you are prompted to load the exported data into the current Tzunami Deployer project. Clicking Yes begins the process of loading the content from the previously exported TDX file into the project. For more information about loading sources, refer to the Tzunami Deployer User Guide.


Command-line Export

Tzunami Exporter for LiveLink provides ability to run export sessions non-interactively using command line instructions. This allows administrators to plan and schedule long running migration jobs through scripts, batch files and schedulers according to needs and organizational timetables. To run the exporter in batch mode you will need exporter specification file explained in the ‘Choose Destination Folder’ step of the export wizard. The file contains all the export option details including:
• Source ECM connectivity information (Server Address, User Name, Password etc.)
• Items to export
• Destination and Log Folder
• Filter
• Exporter specific options

This file can be edited to suit your needs however the XML schema of the file should not be altered. It is recommended that you generate a sample specifications file in the Destination Folder Screen selection step of the export wizard and use it as a template to create your own specification file.
Once the specification file is ready, you can run the exporter from command line using command:

TzunamiExporter.exe [-r <ResultFile>] -s <ExportSpecificationsFile>


-r Outputs export results into an XML file [Optional]
-s XML file containing export specifications


Based on your needs you can create number of specification files and use them to run multiple export sessions as batch commands.

**You will need to provide absolute path for TzunamiExporter.exe and ExportSpecificationsFile in the command if you are not running from the exporter installation directory.


In Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 environment, if USG (Universal Security Group) is enabled, Users with low privileges sometimes cannot export ECM contents. To export contents using command line, User must run with elevated or administrative privileges.
To export contents with elevated or administrative privileges, you can run the exporter from command line using command:
RUNAS /trustlevel:”Unrestricted” “<ExporterInstallationDirectory>\TzunamiExporter.exe –s \“<Spec file path>\Specfilename.xml \” ”

For example: RUNAS /trustlevel:”Unrestricted” “C:\Program Files (x86)\Tzunami\Deployer 2.7\Exporters\LiveLink\TzunamiExporter.exe -s \“D:\Spec Files\specs1.xml\””


Best Practice

Due to the technological differences between LiveLink and SharePoint, the following best practices should be taken into consideration
• Migrate folders to their relative list types, based on the items in those folders.

Table 8: Target Structure Guidelines

LiveLink Item Type

Relevant SharePoint Types

Workspace

  • Site Collection
  • Site

Channel

Announcements List

Discussion

Discussion Board

Project

  • Site Collection
  • Site

Task List

Tasks List

Task Group

Folder inside a Tasks List

Compound Document

Folder

URL

  • Link inside a Links List
  • Document inside a Document Library (with the Link to a Document Content Type)

Alias

  • Link inside a Links List
  • Document inside a Document Library (with the Link to a Document Content Type)

Document

Document inside a Document Library

Text Document

Document inside a Document Library

Generation

  • Link inside a Links List.
  • Document inside a Document Library (with the Link to a Document Content Type)

Folders

Depending on the content of the folder, valid options may include migrating as Lists, Folders, or even Sites

• URLs and Aliases can be migrated in two ways:
• Migration as data-items in a Links List.
• Migration as documents in a Document Library. Office 365 or SPS2010/SPF2010 or MOSS/WSS3.0 provides a Content Type named Link to a Document, which functions in a similar way to a shortcut. For more information about migrating using this Content Type, please contact the Tzunami Support Team, atsupport@tzunami.com.
Attributes (derived from Categories or from Additional Node Attributes) can be added to the items as part of the deployment. Note that in LiveLink, each item can be assigned several categories while in Office 356 or SPS2010/SPF2010 or MOSS/WSS3.0 each item can only have one Content Type. For more information about adding attributes, refer to the Tzunami Deployer User Guide.
Top-level folders should be deployed as Sites and Sub-sites, in order to better organize the content in a SharePoint-oriented structure.

 

LICENSING INFORMATION

Tzunami LiveLink Exporter uses a default license that can be used for evaluation purposes. This license is limited in the number of items that are exported. If the license does not match your evaluating needs, contact support@tzunami.com for an extended license. For this purpose you will need to provide the Product Serial Code, and then enter the License Key you receive back from the Tzunami.

To retrieve the Tzunami Product Serial Code:
1. Select Start > Programs > Tzunami > Tzunami License Update. Tzunami License Update window opens (Figure 13).

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2. Click Copy. This copies the Product Serial Code to the clipboard.
3. Paste the contents of the clipboard into an email and send it to the Tzunami Support Team at support@tzunami.com.

 

To extend the Tzunami license:
1. Select Start > Programs > Tzunami > Tzunami License Update. Tzunami License Update window opens (Figure 13).
2. Click Browse and select the new License Key file received from the Tzunami Support Team.
If an error message appears, contact Tzunami Support Team at support@tzunami.com.

 

Download a PDF version of this guide at: http://download.tzunami.com/go.aspx?LLGuide=Download