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VSE Policy export and import fails when migrating policies from ePO 4.x to ePO 5.x
Technical Articles ID:   KB51702
Last Modified:  7/5/2018


McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x, 4.x
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.x


When you export a policy XML file from ePO 4.x.x to an ePO 5.x server, the imported policy does not appear in ePO 5.x. Depending on the product, the import might fail without an error message; for example, importing a VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 policy does not generate an error.


The Export/Import feature is intended for use between servers with the same version of ePO. Performing an export of policies from an ePO 4.x to ePO 5.x is unsupported. The structure of earlier exported versions of ePO .XML files is not compatible with the format of later versions.


Upgrade the ePO server and then migrate the policies. The ePO server upgrade will migrate the existing policies to the newer format.


Perform a new installation. If you are not able to upgrade the existing server before migration, a clean installation of the later version is required and you will must create new policies manually.

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