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  • I thought this would be simple.  We have a MOSS 2007 site.  Everything APART from the databases are on a single server, which being 2003 needs retiring.  I was planning on leaving the database move (which also needs doing) until later. 

    I have a new Server 2008 and installed MOSS 2007 SP2.

    I thought I could just backup the old site, go to the new site and restore -   yet I can't get to the restore part as it needs the setup Wizard.

    All the help pages speak of full farms and SPP servers, all as different boxes.  Mine is all on the same one.

    Any help welcome

    Friday, June 30, 2017 10:39 AM

Answers

  • I haven't actually tried that in the past, but the following process should work.

    • Update Existing Farm to SP2
    • Install MOSS 2007 on new Server 2008 r2 server and join that server to the existing farm
    • Using Central Admin remove the original server from the Existing farm

    That should leave you with a farm that has the new SharePoint server in it.  No migration required.


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    • Marked as answer by ACM67 Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:50 PM
    Friday, June 30, 2017 2:30 PM

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  • You said you have a new server for MOSS 2007 SP2.  So you do have a different box for 2007 instead of 2003.  But you won't be able to restore a 2003 site backup to 2007.  You'll need to do a database migration.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Owner/Principal Architect: Don't Pa..Panic Consulting
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as 'answered' if this solves your problem.

    Friday, June 30, 2017 11:32 AM
  • Sorry, may have confused product names.  I have MOSS 2007 on a Windows Server 2003 x 64.

    My end result at this point is MOSS 2007 on a Server 2008R2

    Before I start I will get the old MOSS up to SP2 and that'll be the version on the new server.

    Cheers


    ACM

    Friday, June 30, 2017 12:41 PM
  • I haven't actually tried that in the past, but the following process should work.

    • Update Existing Farm to SP2
    • Install MOSS 2007 on new Server 2008 r2 server and join that server to the existing farm
    • Using Central Admin remove the original server from the Existing farm

    That should leave you with a farm that has the new SharePoint server in it.  No migration required.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Owner/Principal Architect: Don't Pa..Panic Consulting
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as 'answered' if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by ACM67 Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:50 PM
    Friday, June 30, 2017 2:30 PM
  • Cheers - that was Plan B - I read it somewhere else earlier, and may be simpler.  I may be tempted to go for that option .

    Many thanks - I'll let you know if it worked - there may be someone else in this ancient config having to do it.

    Friday, June 30, 2017 5:12 PM
  • All worked - thanks - I had to move the Search Services to the new server, and remove them from the old, plus ensure that the Alternative mappings pointed to the new server for Central & Shared service admins.  Plus change the internal DNS to point to the new server, but all things that were obvious.  I did have an issue with the People Picker - this site, including the first comment sorted that.

    http://sharing-the-experience.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/people-picker-cant-see-users-from.html

    Many thanks

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:55 PM