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Move Content Management Files

  1. Login as bbuser to perform the following steps.
  2. Compress the Blackboard Learn and content management files (if applicable) on the source application server using any compression option. As an example, a zipped tar ball is the compression option. Replace storage with the name of the directory use to store the course files and/or content management files.

    cd blackboard_home/content/vi/bblearn/
    tar zcvf ls_courses_files.tgz *
    cd blackboard_home/content/storage
    tar zcvf storage_files.tgz *

  3. Transfer ls_courses_files.tgz to the blackboard_home/content/vi/bblearn directory on the target application server and storage_files.tgz to blackboard_home/content
  4. Decompress the Blackboard Learn and content management files (if applicable) on the target application server using any decompression option.As an example, the files are unzipped and untarred.

    cd blackboard_home/content/vi/bblearn
    tar zxvf ls_courses_files.tgz
    cd blackboard_home/content
    tar zxvf storage_files.tgz

The content management directories must be backed up separately. When installing Blackboard Learn, the location of these directories can be changed.