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how to mange downtime on sharepoint upgrade ? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    i have 2WFE  , 1 Index / Search Server , 1 3rd party tool Server , and 40 GB Farm DB,

    4 Web Appl.

    8 Site collection

    Please suggest which is the best method during the upgrade only we can weekend possible .

    please share me . that how to ménage downtime  with only using weekend time on this . and which is the best method  i have use form SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

    if any SharePoint guys did  ? please share doc or plan . on my Id Thanks ...


    Deepesh Yevle MCTS

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:25 PM

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  • The new farm is set up? stsadm.exe -o preupgradecheck run and all custom features have been moved over, etc? Have you created new applications with placeholder SQL DBs? Have you made backups of the 2007 dbs (EXCEPT FOR THE CENTRAL ADMIN DB), restored them to the new SQL server, and ran powershell mount-SPContentDatabase? Do the sites come up? Have you set up the search service?

    That's all stuff you can do before the weekend. Once the weekend hits, all you should need to do is put the 2007 site in read only mode, create .baks, stop web services (or turn off new WFE's) so that DBs won't be 'in use' when you try to restore, restore, Mount_SPContentDatabase, check search.

    A weekend to move a 40GB farm shouldn't be bad.


    Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:23 PM