Prerequisites and Example Setup

To demonstrate the general approach to setting up a history transfer two host machines (or VMs) are required. One will run the inmation system which executes the history transfer while the other will act as the Source Historian, providing the data to be transferred.
The configuration for other Source Historian systems will be addressed in the Alternative Interface Configuration section.

Setting Up the Source Historian

1 For the "Source Historian" system a Core and a Server component as well as a running MongoDB need to be installed. But for simplicity’s sake a full installation of the system (including all components) will also work.

2 An extra Connector instance needs to be installed using the Node Installer Setup. This Connector service will later act as the bridgehead for the "Transferring" system, so, for the ease of reference, call the instance "Bridgehead".

3 To provide the source historian with set of example tags with a year’s worth of historical data, also configure the DemoData set of example Data Items.

Setting Up the Transferring System

1 On the machine designated as the "Transfering" system an inmation system needs to be installed, consisting of a Core, a Connector component as well as a MongoDB at least.

2 For the "Bridgehead" Connector instance which you previously installed on the "Source Historian" machine, create a a new Connector object on the "Transferring" machine, using the IP address and port of the "Bridgehead" Connector instance.

3 For this Connector object to be able to discover the inmation Server running on the "Source Historian" system, you also need to remove the from the Connector’s Datasource Blacklist,

To be able to browse the Server you might also have to add a NT Authority User object under the "so" profile in the Access model of both the "Local" and "External" systems. They should have "NT AUTHORITY" set as the Authenticating Domain and "SYSTEM" as the Account Name.

4 Create another Connector object on the "Transfering" machine - this time for the local service - using its IP and port settings. This Connector will be used to connect to the destination of the history transfer. Note that this Connector is just located on the "Transferring" machine to keep the example simple. In reality it would most likely be located on yet another machine.

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The next page addresses the Creation of a History Transfer Controller object and the configuration of its Common property compound.