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Import or Export SVS Layers Quickly with These Batch Files

Created: 03 Jan 2006 • Updated: 29 Jul 2010 | 5 comments
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Test engineer Brain Mann has given the Juice a couple of time-saving batch files that could make your life easier. The files automate the steps it takes to import a directory of archives into SVS Admin. But wait, there's always more. The Export file will export all the layers in your SVS Admin to a directory.


Here are two bat files that I use frequently in SVS admin. They allow you to import an entire directory of VSA files, or export all of the layers in your admin tool.

To export your layers, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Export_all_layers.bat file to the directory where you want your export to reside.
  2. Double-click Export_all_layers.bat
  3. Get out of the way ;-)

To import layers, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Import_All_Layers.bat file to the directory where you store your VSA files.
  2. Double-click Import_All_Layers.bat
  3. Watch the magic happen.
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binky's picture

Typical... having just exported my 70 layers one at a time I find this very useful set of batch files :-)

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Scott Jones's picture

Have you made sure that all 70 of those apps are listed on the wiki, :)

Scott Jones
Business Critical Engineer, Endpoint Virtualization
Symantec Corporation

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binky's picture

I will ensure I add the extra apps to the Wiki (hopefully this weekend when I get a chance) and I've also got a couple of understandable failures, even though VMWare is listed as successful in the Wiki. I have a few more apps to install/test before I 'sync' my info with the Wiki, but thanks for the reminder.

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Pascal KOTTE's picture

Were is gloing ?

~Pascal @ Do you speak French? Et utilisez Altiris: venez nous rejoindre sur le GUASF

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Jordan's picture

I'm not sure what happened to the virtlization wiki, you should contact .Peter or Kevin Millecam and ask them.

If a forum post solves your problem please flag is as the solution

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