Migrating web app with multiple site collections to new farm RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are soem nice walk throughs available in the forum for moving a web application to a new farm. They don't seem address any extra steps that might be involved when multiple site collections and content databases are involved.

    I have a document repository with 4 site collections, each in their own database. Are there any additional steps I need to take into account before moving this site?

    If I were to take advantage of the need to move farms to change from 32-bit to 64-bit servers , is there much more involved in the performing the move up to a 64-bit farm?


    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:32 PM reference to SP 2010 removed from this pre-2010 forum
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:29 PM


  • Hi HopatMc,


    Thank you for your post.


    For your first question, as I never come across this problem, I did a lot of search on the Internet. But the results just like you said, there is no one mentioned what to do when facing this situation. So I suggest you to move the site according to conventional procedures(Of course you’d better backup it first).


    For your second question, Microsoft has released the guidance of migrate an existing server farm to a 64-bit environment, please refer to the following articles to get detailed information:




    I think these would be helpful and enlightening to you.



    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, February 3, 2011 4:49 AM
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:08 AM