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Can Sharepoint be migrated to a different port RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     

    I was wondering if it is possible to migrate a SharePoint site to a different port easily.  I am using WSS 3.0 on SBS2003 and as wss 3 can't be installed on port 80 we originally installed it on a different port.  Now I am upgrading to SBS2008 so I would like the SharePoint site to become the company web on port 80 as it should be.

    I know i can change the port on a site but that will leave all links and references looking for the site on the original port.  So i need to migrate if possible.

    I am going to have to migrate the site from the original server to the new one using STSADM but can I change the port during this migration? 

    Thanks.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010 12:59 PM

Answers

  • The short answer is  yes, you can do that.

    I've never done it before, but one thing that comes to mind is to create a new web application on port 80 and do a backup/restore to that new web app.

    There may be an easier way, though that wouldn't be too hard.

    SharePoint does not hard code links so you would only have to worry about links that you hard coded yourself.


    --Paul Galvin, Computer Generated Solutions (CGS)
      Microsoft MVP - SharePoint
      Blogging @ http://www.mstechblogs.com/paul
      Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/pagalvin
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:38 AM
    Saturday, November 6, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Actually if you want to make sure that people that created shortcuts or added the site to their favorites in IE to keep on using the old url and slowly move to port 80.  You could migrate to the old url then extend and map your web application to a new URL.

    on this article look for "Extend an existing Web application"

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287954(office.12).aspx

    You can also backup your site collection and restore to a different url.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262087(office.12).aspx

    Serge


    Serge
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:38 AM
    Sunday, November 7, 2010 2:44 AM

All replies

  • The short answer is  yes, you can do that.

    I've never done it before, but one thing that comes to mind is to create a new web application on port 80 and do a backup/restore to that new web app.

    There may be an easier way, though that wouldn't be too hard.

    SharePoint does not hard code links so you would only have to worry about links that you hard coded yourself.


    --Paul Galvin, Computer Generated Solutions (CGS)
      Microsoft MVP - SharePoint
      Blogging @ http://www.mstechblogs.com/paul
      Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/pagalvin
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:38 AM
    Saturday, November 6, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Actually if you want to make sure that people that created shortcuts or added the site to their favorites in IE to keep on using the old url and slowly move to port 80.  You could migrate to the old url then extend and map your web application to a new URL.

    on this article look for "Extend an existing Web application"

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287954(office.12).aspx

    You can also backup your site collection and restore to a different url.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262087(office.12).aspx

    Serge


    Serge
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:38 AM
    Sunday, November 7, 2010 2:44 AM