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You use the SnapCenter Windows PowerShell cmdlets to migrate SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere metadata from the Windows-based SnapCenter Server to the Linux-based SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere virtual appliance.

There are two migration options:

  • Migrating from SnapCenter

    You must migrate metadata for the following from Windows-based SnapCenter:

    • VM-consistent backups performed by the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere when the plug-in was running as a Windows-based component of SnapCenter.

    • Application-consistent data protection metadata of virtualized databases or file systems performed by a SnapCenter application-based plug-in with support from the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere when the plug-in was running as a Windows-based component of SnapCenter.

      To migrate, you use the Windows SnapCenter PowerShell cmdlet invoke-SCVOVAMigration.

      You can only migrate metadata from SnapCenter 4.0 or later.

  • Migrating from VSC

    You can migrate VSC 6.2.x (SMVI) metadata for backup jobs that are not integrated with SnapCenter.

    To migrate, you use the NetApp ToolChest: NetApp Import Utility for SnapCenter and Virtual Storage Console. Make sure to select the VSC to SnapCenter migration option.

    You can only migrate metadata for existing backups. For example, if you do not have existing backups, then you cannot migrate policies only.