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  • We have one Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Server\Farm using the Windows Internal Database. I want to upgrade to 2010 foundation, If I build a new 2012 R2 server, can I move the databases from the existing 32bit server to the 64bit server or are other steps needed. 


    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:41 AM

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  • 3.0 to 2010 is correct.

    SharePoint 2013 does not support in-place upgrade for an existing environment. You must use the database-attach upgrade method to upgrade your databases to a new environment that is based on SharePoint 2013 - Microsoft -

    • Marked as answer by PDunn001 Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:25 AM
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:15 AM

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  • Yes you can, when you move your Databases it doesn't matter whether its X86 or X64. below are the steps you need to take.

    1. By using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 tools, remove the content database from the Web application. Removing the content database does not delete the database; it only removes the association of the database with the Web application. This action is analogous to detaching a database in SQL Server in that the content of the database remains intact.
    2. Copy or move the .mdf and .ldf files from the source server to the destination server (if they are different servers).

    3. By using SQL Server 2005 tools, select the transferred files and attach the database to the destination instance of SQL Server.

    4. By using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 tools, add the content database to the destination Web application. Be sure that you use exactly the same name to reattach the content database, or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 will create a new database.

    5. By using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 tools, perform a full crawl of the content in the newly reattached content database.

    Full Reference (Migrate content databases from Windows Internal Database to an instance of SQL Server (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0) is here - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287738(v=office.12).aspx

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:11 AM
  • If I setup a Windows 2012 R2 server and install SharePoint Foundation 2013 on it, can I migrate to that?

    Thanks

    Pat

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:55 PM
  • Hi,

    I am bit confused about your question. you want to upgrade to 2010 or to 2013? why because SP version you specified in question and above reply is different..

    Anyhow if you are upgrading to 2010  or 2013 you can't upgrade directly.. there is a sequence 

    Wss3.0>>SP2007>>SP2010

    Wss3.0>>SP2007>>SP2010>>sp2013

    refer the below link for more information

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/praveenh/2013/10/30/upgrading-from-wss-2-0-to-sharepoint-2013/

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee947141.aspx

    Note: whatever the customization you have done WSS3.0 like:

    Web.config,workflows,third party webpart/Custom webpart,WSPs you need to redeploy on new environment..

    Do not move to next version till everything work fine as expected


    Karim... Please remember to mark your question as answered, if this solves your problem.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:45 PM
  • I want to upgrade to the lastest version, we have a small site and the free version of Sharepoint works for us to share documents. I'm see that 2013 is the latest version. in the article it says I should go from 3.0 to 2007, can I skip that and go to 2010 foundation , then go to 2013 foundation?
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:52 PM
  • Levels would be as follows. you don't need to upgrade from 3.0 to 2017 because 3.0 (WSS 3.0) is the free edition of MOSS 2007 so you are already on it.

    Level 1 - 3.0 to 2010 Foundation

    Level 2 - 2010 Foundation to 2013 Foundation

    Yet you cant obtain the Latest which is 2016 because 2016 has no foundation edition.


    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 1:28 AM
  • is the following correct?

    -3.0 to 2010 Foundation

    Migrate databases to Windows 2012 R2 Server with 2010 Foundation installed

    -2010 Foundation to 2013 FoundationCan In-Place upgrade be performed? or do I need to migrate to another server with 2013 Foundation?

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:22 AM
  • 3.0 to 2010 is correct.

    SharePoint 2013 does not support in-place upgrade for an existing environment. You must use the database-attach upgrade method to upgrade your databases to a new environment that is based on SharePoint 2013 - Microsoft -

    • Marked as answer by PDunn001 Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:25 AM
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:15 AM
  • Thank you for all the answers
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:25 AM