Tips for Migrating v9 Auto Scheduler to v10

Cory Fifield -

Tip #1: In v10 you schedule Jobs and not Executions. You may have 50 legacy vdmas jobs that run every Monday morning at 7:00am. You may opt to migrate all 50 of those legacy vdmas jobs into just one or a few v10 jobs.


Tip #2: You will have far fewer job files after your legacy vdmas job migration, than before you started. we have migrated a client with 1,576 legacy vdmas jobs into just 30 jobs for v10. This is because each vdmas job in v9 and earlier is really an “Execution” in v10. We recommend you group similar legacy vdmas files into a single v10 job.

For example, you may have 250 “Performance Analysis” vdmas jobs in v9. You can import all those legacy vdmas jobs files into a single job in v10.


Tip #3: If you have hundreds or thousands of legacy vdmas job files, you will want to see them all before you get started on your migration journey. You can get a full listing of all your legacy vdmas job files by launching BridgeWorks VDM and clicking “Enable Scheduler”. All your scheduled jobs will appear in the Details Grid, which can be exported to Excel. This is very useful for grouping jobs together by type, run dates, and run times during your migration.


Tip #4: After you migrate all your legacy vdmas jobs, you will need to schedule them in the Calendar. You can create induvial or recurring appointments just like you do in Outlook, and a single appointment can run one or many jobs.


Tip #5: You are not alone in your journey! If you have any challenges or questions, we will assist you every step of the way. 

We also have video documentation of how to migrate legacy AS jobs as well as setting up new jobs on the calendar.

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