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How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

There is a dar file in this example. Can somebody here please tell me how to open DAR file for Windows? I search a lot of websites, could not find a right tool. Thanks!

 

http://community.netapp.com/t5/OnCommand-Storage-Management-Software-Articles-and-Resources/Workflow-Example-Vol-move-c-mode/ta-p/85982

Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

 

Heights -

 

Use WFA to import it into WFA.

 

(Under Administratio > Import)

 

See the docs here:

https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMLP2597424/html/GUID-6E4212DC-A5AF-407D-980D-E3475E7B216E.html

 

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service,

 

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, FastLane US http://www.fastlaneus.com/
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)

 

Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

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ekashpureff,

 

Following the instruction, when I import the downloaded DAR file, I am getting "failed to read pack contents from imported DAR". 

 

What went wrong? I am using WFA 4.0 in c-mode. Could  it be too new?

Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

Heights -

 

Could you please share the .dar file and failure message? So that I can look into the cause of failure ?

Importing  of a .dar file should work across any version of WFA and there is no requirement that it always has to be higher.

 

 

Regards,

Shiva

 

Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

@heightsnj

 

You are trying to import the .zip file. The Workflow_Vol_Move___c_mode.dar.zip ‏12 KB is a .zip file. right click on it and do extract. It will create a file named Workflow_Vol_Move___c_mode.dar  which is now ready to be imported in a WFA server.

 

Now before importing you need to look at a few things.

 

 

1. What is your existing WFA version. This dar was created with a very old WFA version 1.1.0.53.2. This dar hence can ONLY be imported on a WFA2.2 and below. If your WFA version is higher, then you need to have an intermediate WFA 2.2 and then import this dar on it. Afterwards export the dar from this WFA to a new updated dar. Now this updated dar can be imported in your existing WFA. But this is a tedious process.

 

 

2. If you let us know your WFA version, I can give you the dar file which can be imported directly. So that saves you a lot of effort.

 

sinhaa

 

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Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

As I said, I am using WFA 4.0, so, it explained why I could not import due to DAR file proceduced by WFA 1.1 which is too old to import to WFA 4.0.

 

Any newer DAR files out there that I can import to my WFA 4.0 without intermediate WFA 2.2?

 

Thanks All!

Re: How to open DAR file for this WFA Example?

 

Heights -

 

See the Storage Automation Store:

https://automationstore.netapp.com/home.shtml

 


I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service,

 

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, FastLane US http://www.fastlaneus.com/
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)