Choosing a migration path

Decide which migration path to follow by considering the characteristics of your existing policies, configurations, managed systems, or any other migration goals.

  1. Decide whether you need to migrate at all. Do you want to retain any current settings and assignments for your legacy products?
    • No — Install McAfee MOVE AntiVirus 4.7 without migrating.
    • Yes — Use the Migration Assistant to migrate your settings before deploying McAfee MOVE AntiVirus 4.7 to systems.
  2. To migrate your settings, decide whether to migrate automatically or manually by these requirements:
Table 1: Choosing a migration path
Pros Cons
Automatic migration
  • Requires minimal input from you.
  • Migrates all settings for each supported product.
  • All your policies and client tasks are migrated at the same time.
  • Retains policy and client task assignments.
  • For the customers who use large number of custom policies.
  • You can't select specific policies or client tasks to migrate.
  • You can't edit policies or client tasks.
  • Does not migrate unassigned policies.
Manual migration
  • Lets you select each policy and client task to migrate.
  • Lets you edit the settings for each policy or client task to migrate.
  • For the customers who use default policy settings or a minimum number of custom policies.
  • For the customers who want to fine-tune existing policy settings during the migration process.
  • For the customers who want to personally supervise and approve each step of the migration process.
  • Requires more input from you.
  • Does not retain assignments. You need to assign policies and client tasks to managed systems.