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Virtual Image Migration

The virtual Appliance supports direct import of application data from older Tenable Appliance virtual disks. The process for importation involves adding the previous Appliance's disk files to the new Appliance as a third and fourth drive.

  1. Shut down your current version.
  2. Edit the settings for the current version of Tenable Appliance within your virtual management software. Under the “Hardware” section, begin the process to add another hard disk. Choose to use an existing virtual disk and select the *-disk1 then *-disk2 files in that order from your existing Appliance. If asked, choose to keep the existing format of your .vmdk files.

    When selecting the second .vmdk file, note that you must again browse to the directory containing your previous disk files. The VMware software does not open for browsing in the previously used directory.

  3. Once the disk addition is complete, start your Tenable Appliance image. Use your web browser to navigate to your Tenable Appliance web interface.

    Some versions may display a message warning against using a duplicate UUID. Select the “Yes” button and continue to start.

    Use your web browser to navigate to your Tenable Appliance web interface.

  4. At the top of the Admin page a "Tenable Application Data Import" section will be displayed.

  5. When the “Import Application Data” button is clicked, it will perform the import of data in the background.
  6. Once the page reloads, the “Import Application Data” button will be replaced with text indicating that the import process is in progress. The System Log contains progress messages and includes a final “Application Data Migration Finished” message.
  7. Once the migration is complete, shut down the Tenable Appliance. Edit your virtual image and go to the “Hardware” section to remove the Appliance .vmdk disks added in step 2.
  8. After removing the hard disks, boot the updated version of Tenable Appliance. You may log into your applications and find your previous data is now available.

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