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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a customer that is setting up a new SPS 2010 environment. They have a Sharepint 2007 environment with one document library containing only PDF files. They will not need any metadata on these documents, but would like it to be moved to the new SPS 2010 environment only to be used for history and free text search. Is there an easy way to accomplish this?

     

    Regards

    Christian Grannes


    ChristianLLoyd
    Monday, September 13, 2010 9:40 AM

Answers

  • Open 2007 document library in windows explorer and copy all the files on the network file system or somewhere safe that you can retrieve easily.

    Once you have SP2010 up and running, reverse the action - copy from NFS to SP2010 DL via Windows Explorer.

    Answered based on what you have written above.


    Alpesh Nakar's Blog Alpesh Just SharePoint Just SharePoint Updates

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    • Proposed as answer by Cawood Monday, September 13, 2010 12:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Friday, September 24, 2010 5:56 AM
    Monday, September 13, 2010 10:18 AM
  • Hello Christian Grannes,

     

    Migrating document via Windows Explorer retain the properties of the file itself whereas it isn’t the case with SharePoint document library item properties as SharePoint recognizes it as a new item being add to the library for the first time.

     

    I think some third-party tools might be capable of achieving this functionality. Joel list some migration and upgrade tool on his blog, hope it can be helpful to you.

    Easier SharePoint 2010 Migrations and Upgrade with Tools

     

    Disclaimer:

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

     

    Thanks & Regards.


    Lily Wu
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Friday, September 24, 2010 5:56 AM
    Friday, September 17, 2010 8:23 AM

All replies

  • Open 2007 document library in windows explorer and copy all the files on the network file system or somewhere safe that you can retrieve easily.

    Once you have SP2010 up and running, reverse the action - copy from NFS to SP2010 DL via Windows Explorer.

    Answered based on what you have written above.


    Alpesh Nakar's Blog Alpesh Just SharePoint Just SharePoint Updates

    SharePoint Conference Southeast Asia Oct 26-27 2010 Contributing Author SharePoint 2010 Unleashed

    MCTS: SharePoint 2010 Configuration MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administrator

    • Proposed as answer by Cawood Monday, September 13, 2010 12:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Friday, September 24, 2010 5:56 AM
    Monday, September 13, 2010 10:18 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for the reply. Could it also be possible to preserve the modified Date of the files. I can see that it displays the correct modified date in Windows Explorer after the copy, but not in the Sharepoint List...

     

    Christian


    ChristianLLoyd
    Monday, September 13, 2010 2:17 PM
  • Hello Christian Grannes,

     

    Migrating document via Windows Explorer retain the properties of the file itself whereas it isn’t the case with SharePoint document library item properties as SharePoint recognizes it as a new item being add to the library for the first time.

     

    I think some third-party tools might be capable of achieving this functionality. Joel list some migration and upgrade tool on his blog, hope it can be helpful to you.

    Easier SharePoint 2010 Migrations and Upgrade with Tools

     

    Disclaimer:

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

     

     

    Thanks & Regards.


    Lily Wu
    • Marked as answer by Lily Wu Friday, September 24, 2010 5:56 AM
    Friday, September 17, 2010 8:23 AM
  • To ensure a smooth upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, follow these best practices:

    1. Update your servers to Service Pack 2 (SP2) of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or later.
      Ensure that the environment is fully functioning before you perform an upgrade.
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    2. Before you try an in-place upgrade, migrate to 64-bit servers. Upgrade your operating system to a 64-bit Run the pre-upgrade checker to look for potential issues.
      Perform a trial upgrade on a test farm first.
      Plan for capacity.
      Back up your environment.
      Optimize your environment before upgrade.
      (Optional) If you are using the database attach upgrade method, set the original databases to read-only.
      If you expect a long outage window while you perform a database attach upgrade, you can set the databases in the original environment to be read-only so that users can continue to access their data without changing it. For more information, see Attach databases and upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010.
    3. Do not add any servers to your server farm after you begin the upgrade process.
      After upgrade, review the Upgrade Status page and upgrade logs to determine whether there are issues that must be addressed. Then review the upgraded sites.

    Deepesh Yevle MCTS

    Friday, August 31, 2012 1:01 PM