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Integrate standalone databases from different installations

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Created by Shane Horgan, last modified by MindTouch Content Copy on Nov 13, 2015

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This article provides a workaround on integrating two separate standalone databases using the example of an NPM and a SAM database. 


SolarWinds does not support the integration of two separate databases from two different installations. This is due to a number of factors, such as two separate Nodes tables that would have to share NodeIDs, and other aspects associated with the NodeID (applications, NetFlow sources, NCM configurations, and so on), for different devices. 


  • All Orion Core versions
  • Two standalone databases


Warning: Before performing these steps, create a backup of your database in case you need to roll back later.

In the following workaround, a SAM database is combined with an NPM database as an example.


  • For the majority of the SAM Application, you will need to use WMI credentials which uses a Domain Admin Account.
  • For SNMP, verify that the device SNMP configuration accepts packets from the SolarWinds Server's IP address.
  1. Download and install an Evaluation version of SAM onto your NPM server. When you install the product it will automatically go into a 30-day evaluation which then allows you to run both systems in parallel while you build up the configuration.
  2. Deactivate the licenses on your other system and activate them on your fully-integrated system. Once the license is deactivated, it will be available on the Customer Portal.
  3. Import your previously configured templates to your new installation.
    1. Open the Web Console on your standalone SAM Server.
    2. Go to Settings SAM Settings > Manage Templates.
    3. Select the boxes next to your template.
    4. Click Export to File. You can now use these files and import them into your current installation
  4. Replicate your current SAM Configuration and on your new installation such as adding in any Nodes that are not monitored by NPM, assigning templates, and so on).



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