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Step 2: Export All Data From CE 4

All data from CE 4 must be exported so that the appropriate data can be imported into Blackboard Learn. This process is completed using the System Integration API’s ep_api.pl command. The resulting snapshot.xml file will be used in each of the import steps in the upgrade process.

Complete this procedure using the command line on the CE 4 server.

  1. Log in to the CE 4 server with system administrator privileges.
  2. Create a directory for your migration data using the following command.

    UNIX:

    mkdir /tmp/migrateToLearn

    Windows:

    mkdir c:\temp\migrateToLearn

  3. Navigate to the ims directory using the following command.

    UNIX:

    cd /CE4_home/webct/webct/generic/ims

    Windows:

    cd \CE4_home\webct\webct\generic\ims

  4. Export the CE 4 data to a snapshot.xml file using the following command.

    UNIX:

    ./ep_api.pl export snapshot /tmp/migrateToLearn/snapshot.xml

    Windows:

    ep_api.pl export snapshot c:\temp\migrateToLearn\snapshot.xml