Migrating the PostgreSQL Data to MS SQL Server

In a simple three stage process, migrate the PostgreSQL data and run the AD360 Server with MS SQL Server.

  1. Backing up PostgreSQL Data
  2. Configuring MS SQL Server
  3. Migrating PostgreSQL Data to MS SQL Server
  1. Backing up PostgreSQL Data
  1. Stop the AD360 Server/Service.
  2. Invoke the <AD360 Home>\bin\backupDB.bat in command prompt, to backup the data available in PostgreSQL database. By default backup file will be stored under <AD360 Home>\Backup\ManageEngineAD360_<Build_Number>\DayMMM DD YYYY directory .
  1. Configuring MS SQL Server

Common Settings to be performed in MS SQL Server

Providing credentials to other users in the domain

If not, right click the Logins, New Login and provide a corresponding user name. The New user must have the sysadmin server level role and database level role of db_owner.
Follow the steps to provide the sysadmin role permission:
Right click the user, click 'Properties'
Go to 'Server Roles' -- >Check sysadmin and click 'OK'


Note: Details about user roles: Refer the documents in the following links:

For Server Level Roles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188659.aspx

For Database Level Roles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189121.aspx

Server Role of the user should be 'sysadmin' and Database Role of the user should be 'db_owner'.

The members of sysadmin server role can perform any activity in SQL Server and have completes control over all database functions.

The members of db_owner database role can perform any activity in the database.

MS SQL Server in local computer

Copy the following files to <AD360 Home>\bin folder.

  1. bcp.exe- <MSSQL Installation Dir>\Tools\Binn\bcp.exe
  2. bcp.rll- <MSSQL Installation Dir>\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\bcp.rll

MS SQL Server in remote computer

Note: Please install the corresponding SQL Native Client / Command line Utilities in the AD360 machine as per the MS SQL Server version and CPU type of AD360 machine.


MS SQL Server Version

Command line Utilities

Native Client







2008 R2



After installing the Command Line utilities, please copy the following files:
Copy the files to <AD360 Home>\bin folder.

  1. bcp.exe- <MSSQL Installation Dir>\Tools\Binn\bcp.exe
  2. bcp.rll- <MSSQL Installation Dir>\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033\bcp.rll

Windows Firewall Settings


If the Firewall is enabled in MS SQL Server machine, the TCP and UDP Ports need to be opened.

UDP Port is normally 1434.

To check the TCP Port settings open SQL Configuration Manager:

TCP IP address


Invoke the <AD360 Home>\bin\ChangeDB.bat in command prompt, to configure the MS SQL SERVER credentials like ServerName, Port, UserName and Password.

  1. Database Setup Wizard pops-up.

change db from postgresql to mssql

  1. In the wizard screen, select Server Type as MSSQL ServerAvailable SQL Server Instances are listed in a combo box. Enter the Host Name and Named instance of the SQL Server from the instances.
  2. Select the authentication type using the "Connect Using:" options.
  3. The options are:
    1. Windows Authentication

For Windows Authentication, the credentials of the Domain user are automatically taken.


MSSQL configuration

    1. SQL Server Authentication

For MS SQL Server Authentication, enter the User Name and Password.


Database name

  1. Click Test Connection to check whether the credentials are correct. If the test fails, the credentials may be wrong, recheck and enter the correct credentials.
  2. Click Save button to save the MS SQL Server configuration. Note that, it will take few minutes to configure the settings of the SQL Server database.
  1. Migrating PostgreSQL Data to MS SQL
  1. Invoke the <AD360 Home>\bin\run.bat to start the AD360 server in the command prompt.
  2. After the server is started completely, stop the server by terminating the run.bat in the command prompt or invoke the <AD360 Home>\bin\shutdown.bat
  3. Invoke the <AD360 Home>\bin\restoreDB.bat zipfilename and wait till the database is completely restored.


Executing the restoreDB.bat will delete the existing data, if any.

  1. Start the AD360 Server/Service to work with the MS SQL SERVER as the database.