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  • Question

  • We have few SharePoint sites on SharePoint 2007 Version and, due to some constraints, we need to migrate them off of that server/environment to a different environment that has SharePoint 2007 version Couple of questions:


    1.       Is it possible to migrate the sites from 12.x.x.xx48 to 12.x.x.xx39? Are they backward compatible or not?

    2.       If yes, what is the best way to ensure the sites are exported out of 12.x.x.xx48 environment and imported into 12.x.x.xx39 environment?

    3.       Does it copy all the workflows, webparts, user groups and permissions?


    Please help!

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:22 PM


  • Unfortunately, content is not backwards compatible (out of the box -- you could potentially use a third party tool to migrate but you likely won't achieve the results you are looking for without a lot of work).


    You will first need to upgrade the second farm (which is running the June 2010 CU) to the same or a higher version (October 2010 CU or anything else newer).


    Once the versions are satisfied, you can perform either a database attach or site collection backup and restore. Assuming the farms are in the same domain, have the same solutions deployed, and DNS/URLs are updated to reflect the move, it should be pretty seamless for your users as both of these methods copy everything.

    • Proposed as answer by Daniel-GMVP Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Wednesday, December 21, 2011 6:40 AM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:46 PM