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Importing the export file to Kaspersky Security Center Linux

April 14, 2024

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To transfer information about managed devices, objects, and their settings that you exported from Kaspersky Security Center Windows, you must import it to Kaspersky Security Center Linux or Kaspersky XDR Expert.

To import managed devices and related group objects through the Migration wizard:

  1. Depending on whether or not the Administration Servers of Kaspersky Security Center Windows and Kaspersky Security Center Linux are arranged into a hierarchy, do one of the following:
    • If the Servers are arranged into a hierarchy, proceed to the next step of the Migration wizard after the export is completed. The import starts automatically after a successful export within this wizard (see step 2 of this instruction).
    • If the Servers are not arranged into a hierarchy:
      1. Open Kaspersky Security Center Web Console connected to Kaspersky Security Center Linux or Kaspersky XDR Expert.
      2. In the main menu, go to Operations → Migration.
      3. Select the export file (ZIP archive) that you created and downloaded during the export from Kaspersky Security Center Windows. The upload of the export file starts.
  2. After the export file is uploaded successfully, you can continue importing. If you want to specify another export file, click the Change link, and then select the required file.
  3. The entire hierarchy of administration groups of Kaspersky Security Center Linux is displayed.

    Select the check box next to the target administration group to which the objects of the exported administration group (managed devices, policies, tasks, and other group objects) must be restored.

  4. The import of group objects starts. You cannot minimize the Migration wizard and perform any concurrent operations during the import. Wait until the refresh icons () next to all items in the list of objects are replaced with green check marks () and the import finishes.
  5. When the import completes, the exported structure of administration groups, including device details, appears under the target administration group that you selected. If the name of the object that you restore is identical to the name of an existing object, the restored object has an incremental suffix added.

If in a migrated task the details of the account under which the task is run are specified, you have to open the task and enter the password again after the import is completed.

If the import has completed with an error, you can do one of the following:

  • For migration with Administration Server hierarchy support, you can start to import the export file again.
  • For migration without Administration Server hierarchy support, you can start the Migration wizard to select another export file, and then import it again.

You can check whether the group objects included in the export scope have been successfully imported to Kaspersky Security Center Linux. To do this, go to the Devices section and ensure whether the imported objects appear in the corresponding subsections.

Note that the imported managed devices are displayed in the Managed devices subsection, but they are invisible in the network and Network Agent is not installed and running on them (the No value in the Visible, Network Agent is installed, and Network Agent is running columns).

To complete the migration, you need to switch the managed devices to be under management of Kaspersky Security Center Linux.

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