SharePoint 2003 Archiving RRS feed

  • Question

  • Anyone knows any third party for archiving in sharepoint 2003?


    Monday, March 4, 2013 12:52 PM


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  • What are your archiving goals? Here are some high level options, there are probably other possibilities.

    1. Backup the entire farm

    2. Export content (files, pages, maybe lists?) to disk

    3. Upgrading to a newer SharePoint platform

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Monday, March 4, 2013 2:50 PM
  • We choose the archiving as an option for solving a client issue; client has a custom list in sharepoint 2003 that holds more than 4000 items.

    So we want to Archive items in the sharepoint custom list. What are available options in SharePoint 2003?

    Regarding point 3. what are options available in SharePoint 2007? 


    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:45 AM
  • Do you intend to access these archived items? How often? Are there documents in this list or is it just regular columns? You can export a list to an Excel spreadsheet which may work in your case. That link is for SP2003 and Excel 2003 but the concept still applies (but the steps may differ) for newer versions of Excel.

    Your option for upgrading MOSS 2007 is to upgrade to SharePoint 2010. You can't upgrade to SharePoint 2013 directly, so upgrading to 2010 is your next step. Check out Upgrading to SharePoint Server 2010 for the out of the box options.

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:14 PM
  • Thank you Jason, It is a list of items no documents. But office not installed on the server.

    Regarding upgrade, we are going to migrate from sp2003 to sp2007 only.


    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 11:34 AM
  • You don't need Excel on the server, you can connect to SharePoint with Excel from any other computer.

    Sorry, I misunderstood your upgrade question. Your options for upgrading 2003 are to 2007 only. Here's the equivalent guide Upgrading to Office SharePoint Server 2007. That said, support for 2007 is likely ending within the next year or two so as a long term strategy this is not your best bet.

    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013 1:34 PM