Import-CsPersistentChatData

Enables administrators to import data exported from a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat database into a Skype for Business Server Persistent Chat database. This data must have previously been exported from the Group Chat database by using the Export-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2013.

Syntax

Import-CsPersistentChatData
      -ByteInput <Byte[]>
      -DBInstance <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Report <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Import-CsPersistentChatData
      -DBInstance <String>
      -FileName <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Report <String>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Persistent Chat service (which replaces the Group Chat service used in Microsoft Lync Server 2010) provides organizations with messaging and collaboration capabilities similar to those found in Internet discussion forums: users can exchange messages in real-time, yet can also revisit and restart those conversations at any time. Conversations can be based around specific topics, and these conversations can be made available to everyone or to only a selected set of users. Likewise, individual chat rooms can be configured so that anyone can post a message or configured so that only designated presenters can post messages.

If you are currently running Lync Server 2010, you can migrate your current Group Chat implementation by using the Export-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet to export your existing Group Chat configuration settings, then use the Import-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet to migrate that information to Lync Server 2013 and the Persistent Chat service. Note that the Export-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet gives you the option of importing all your Group Chat settings and data or only a portion of your Group Chat settings and data; for example, you can export (and then import) your Group Chat categories and chat rooms without exporting all the content associated with those categories and chat rooms.

Although primarily intended for migration purposes, the CsPersistentChatData cmdlets can also be used to manage Persistent Chat data on Skype for Business Server.

Skype for Business Server Control Panel: The functions carried out by the Import-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet are not available in the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Import-CsPersistentChatData -DBInstance "atl-sql-001.litwareinc.com\rtc" -FileName "C:\Logs\PersistentChatExport.zip"

The command shown on Example 1 reads exported Persistent Chat data from the file C:\Logs\PersistentChatExport.xml and then adds that data to the Persistent Chat database atl-sql-001.litwareinc.com\rtc (where "atl-sql-001.litwareinc.com" is the fully qualified domain name of the SQL Server computer and "rtc" is the SQL Server database instance).

Required Parameters

-ByteInput

When specified, data is imported as a byte array rather than an XML file.

Type:Byte[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-DBInstance

Fully qualified domain name and name of the SQL Server instance where the Skype for Business Server Persistent Chat database is located. For example, this syntax specifies the database found in the RTC database instance on the server atl-sql-001.litwareinc.com:

-DBInstance "atl-sql-001.litwareinc.com\rtc"

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-FileName

Full path to the XML file being imported. For example:

-FileName "C:\Logs\PersistentChatExport.xml"

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Report

Enables you to specify a file path for the log file created when the cmdlet runs. For example:

-Report "C:\Logs\PersistentChatExport.html"

If this file already exists, it will be overwritten when you run the cmdlet.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-WhatIf

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Inputs

None. The Import-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

Outputs

None.