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  • Question

  • i have a new server 2008 r2 64bit and moss2007 sp2 is installed with version 64 12.0.0.6421.

    i need to migrate my web app from a 32 bit server 2003 moss 2007 version 12.0.0.6565

    will my backup restore ok to use? or do i need to do contentDB copying.. please advise suggestions and links that will guide me for this process thanks


    cal_bonjovi

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:42 AM

Answers

  • my suggestion would be:

    Before starting, make sure the new Win 2008 server has the same SharePoint version, including service packs and cumulative updates as the win2003 32 bit server.

    Then add the Win 2008 server with MOSS to the existing SharePoint farm, configure it by applying the same customisations you have made to the existing servers and make sure everything is working on the new server. When you are ready to switch, change the DNS entries for your web applications to point to the new server.

    Having a hybrid farm with both 32bit and 64bit servers is not recommended, but can be supported if the servers on the same layer have the same architecture. E.g. web front end servers and application servers should have the same architecture.

    In your case the only thing to make sure is that you do not keep the old server to serve content to your users. Do not try to setup some sort of load balancing between the 64bit and 32 bit server as this would not be supported.


    Dirk Van den Berghe

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:00 AM
  • Hi All,

    In addition, to what Dirk has stated above: You could use the database attach method, but you would have issues unless all customizations were built with solutions that you can export from the x86 environment then add to the new envrionment and there were not any compiled assemblies that were x86 only. Though mixing environments with x86 and x64 systems is not supported for any long term use. By joining the new server to the farm you will have all of the cutomizations applied without issue.

    Unless:

    1. There were assemblies that were not compiled for both x86 and x64 environments.
    2. Manual WebConfig modifications
    3. Files copied to folders manually and not by using provisioning features.

    -Ivan


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:21 AM
  • that would be update:

    KB2553020 KB2553022 August 2011 Cumulative update 12.0.0.6565

    Dirk Van den Berghe

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:27 PM

All replies

  • my suggestion would be:

    Before starting, make sure the new Win 2008 server has the same SharePoint version, including service packs and cumulative updates as the win2003 32 bit server.

    Then add the Win 2008 server with MOSS to the existing SharePoint farm, configure it by applying the same customisations you have made to the existing servers and make sure everything is working on the new server. When you are ready to switch, change the DNS entries for your web applications to point to the new server.

    Having a hybrid farm with both 32bit and 64bit servers is not recommended, but can be supported if the servers on the same layer have the same architecture. E.g. web front end servers and application servers should have the same architecture.

    In your case the only thing to make sure is that you do not keep the old server to serve content to your users. Do not try to setup some sort of load balancing between the 64bit and 32 bit server as this would not be supported.


    Dirk Van den Berghe

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:00 AM
  • Hi All,

    In addition, to what Dirk has stated above: You could use the database attach method, but you would have issues unless all customizations were built with solutions that you can export from the x86 environment then add to the new envrionment and there were not any compiled assemblies that were x86 only. Though mixing environments with x86 and x64 systems is not supported for any long term use. By joining the new server to the farm you will have all of the cutomizations applied without issue.

    Unless:

    1. There were assemblies that were not compiled for both x86 and x64 environments.
    2. Manual WebConfig modifications
    3. Files copied to folders manually and not by using provisioning features.

    -Ivan


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 11:21 AM
  • Give me some time to test everything

    i think both of your suggestions will work. I just have to find a cumulative update that will update 12.0.0.6421 to version 12.0.0.65 64bit. So far i cant find the update.


    cal_bonjovi

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:20 PM
  • that would be update:

    KB2553020 KB2553022 August 2011 Cumulative update 12.0.0.6565

    Dirk Van den Berghe

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:27 PM
  • this link redirects to x86 only not x64

    cal_bonjovi

    • Marked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by cal_bonjovi Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:29 PM
  • if you click request hotfix, then click on the link Show hotfixes for all platforms and languages (2), it will then show the x64 downloads.

    Dirk Van den Berghe


    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:32 PM
  • sorry for that. got it now. thanks. i have to click to show all hotfixes..

    cal_bonjovi

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 12:33 PM