HIPS 7.0 policies have to be first migrated to HIPS 8.0 policies. Please see page 22 of the below product guide for details about the policy migration.
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Yes I did that. So installed HIPS 8, migrated policies.
Now a few months down the line i need to copy HIPS 7 policies to HIPS 8 again as they are no longer similar.
So if I run the migration task again will it update the policies? create duplicates? cause issues?
From the product guide:
Running the policy migration a second time overwrites any policies of the same name
that were migrated previously. This process is not selective, as all existing 6.1 or 7.0 policies
are migrated. If you want to selectively migrate policies, you migrate using the xml file process.