Exporting and importing settings

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Article ID: 181275

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Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

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Mail Security provides a feature that lets you export the settings for a server or group to an .xml file. This feature lets you save the settings as a backup file or import the settings to another computer.

You can view the setting configurations in the console when you import settings. However, the settings are not applied until you deploy them. You can only deploy settings for Symantec Premium AntiSpam if the computer on which you import the settings has a valid Symantec Premium AntiSpam license.

You can only export setting configurations, not data such as items in the Event Log. Deploy pending changes before you export settings.

Note:

The import/export settings of Mail Security version 7.5.3 are backward compatible with version 7.5.1 and 7.5.2.

Note:

Importing settings file exported from version 7.5 into version 7.5.3 is not supported.

To export settings

  1. In the console on the toolbar, click File > Export.

  2. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

  3. In the Select the file to save exported settings window, choose the location where you want to save the file.

  4. In the File name box, type the file name.

  5. Click Save.

  6. In the Operation Status window, click Close when the operation is complete.

To import settings

  1. In the console on the toolbar, click File > Import.

  2. In the confirmation dialog box, click OK.

  3. In the Select an SMSMSE settings file window, locate the file that you want to import.

  4. Click Open.

  5. In the console on the toolbar, click Deploy changes to apply your changes.

    Note:

    You must manually re-create any consolidated report schedules after you import the settings.

    See Deploying settings and changes to a server or group