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Joey S
2020-01-15T22:24:53Z
Would it be crazy to think that I could export all jobs from Server A to Server B where I import them, then stop the visualcron service, open the jobs.xml from the program files folder in a text editor and do a replace for a certain email address that has changed....THEN save the xml file, start the service and expect every instance of that email address (found in "Email - Send" tasks) to reflect the new address?

Am I going to break something in doing this?

Is there a better way?


Steps I propose:
1. Export all jobs (not credentials, variables, etc) from Server A
2. on separate server (server 😎, Import all jobs
3. stop server service on Server B
4. open jobs.xml in text editor
5. search/replace abc@mail.com with xyz@mail.com
6. Save xml
7. start VC service on Server B
8. open client on Server B
9. verify a few addresses I expect to be different in the Email - Send tasks
10. Export all jobs from Server B
11. Import all jobs on Server A
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2020-01-16T09:05:11Z
Originally Posted by: Joey S 

Would it be crazy to think that I could export all jobs from Server A to Server B where I import them, then stop the visualcron service, open the jobs.xml from the program files folder in a text editor and do a replace for a certain email address that has changed....THEN save the xml file, start the service and expect every instance of that email address (found in "Email - Send" tasks) to reflect the new address?

Am I going to break something in doing this?

Is there a better way?


Steps I propose:
1. Export all jobs (not credentials, variables, etc) from Server A
2. on separate server (server 😎, Import all jobs
3. stop server service on Server B
4. open jobs.xml in text editor
5. search/replace abc@mail.com with xyz@mail.com
6. Save xml
7. start VC service on Server B
8. open client on Server B
9. verify a few addresses I expect to be different in the Email - Send tasks
10. Export all jobs from Server B
11. Import all jobs on Server A



It does work yes, but it is not something we recommend doing (we always recommend doing the changes within VC and not via the .xml file). But I understand the reason for it since it's a bit of a hassle currently. We are however in the process of adding a feature that will make it much simpler to do that within VC client instead (search function)

Michael
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