In order to migrate from an old or replacement Security Management System (SMS) to a new SMS you will need to utilize the Backup and Restore process from the SMS and in addition perform the following steps
1. Perform an SMS backup of the old SMS (events, etc...)
Note: By default, event-related and statistics-related database tables are not backed up due to their size, but you can choose to include them and some other optional configuration files. The SMS system supports restoring a backup taken from a previous version of SMS to a new version of SMS. For example, you can restore a backup taken with vSMS 4.1 and restore it to an SMS 4.6 server. When you restore a previous backup-version, SMS not only restores the database but migrates the data and data structures to match the version of SMS running on the new SMS server.
2. Remove the old SMS from the network
Note: The assumption here is that the same network information will be used to configure the new SMS.
3. Configure and setup the new SMS
4. Upgrade the new SMS software (if required)
5. Restore the backup from the old SMS to the new SMS
6. Verify all network settings are correct.
7. Delete and re-add all IPS devices
Note: Since the SMS CERT number is different the IPS devices will not be managed but due to the SMS restore they will display in the console. These devices have to be deleted and re-added to the new SMS.
8. Push IPS profiles back to IPS devices
Note: Once the SMS restore has taken place and the IPS devices are managed, the profile name for those IPS's will display as <none> until the profiles are re-distributed.