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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am working on MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 migration.

    For this it require to upgrade MOSS 2007 to MOSS 2007 SP2 but our client does not agree to upgrade existing environment as it is production environment. He insist to find the alternate options for the same.

    So, please let me know what is the alternate rather than installing MOSS 2007 SP2.

    Please reply ASAP as I am stuck at this step.

    Thanks,

    Ayaz Shaikh

    Friday, April 6, 2012 6:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi Ayaz,

    I'd suggest:

    1. Build a separate MOSS 2007 SP1 farm as a migration environment
    2. Backup and restore the production environment into the migration environment from step 1
    3. Upgrade the migration environment to SP2
    4. Evaluate your upgrade options (inplace upgrade vs content database attach) Consider he current MOSS 2007 environment - is it 32 or 64 bit? What version of Windows is it running? What database versions?

    Hope this helps!

    joel


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    Friday, April 6, 2012 8:30 AM

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  • Hi Ayaz,

    I'd suggest:

    1. Build a separate MOSS 2007 SP1 farm as a migration environment
    2. Backup and restore the production environment into the migration environment from step 1
    3. Upgrade the migration environment to SP2
    4. Evaluate your upgrade options (inplace upgrade vs content database attach) Consider he current MOSS 2007 environment - is it 32 or 64 bit? What version of Windows is it running? What database versions?

    Hope this helps!

    joel


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    Friday, April 6, 2012 8:30 AM
  • Hi Joel,

    Thanks for quick reply.

    Is there any way that we make changes in MOSS 2007 database side and it gets work because we don't want to use MOSS 2007 environment after migration. So we only need to attach MOSS 2007 database to SharePoint 2010 Web application.

    Please let me know if making changes in MOSS 2007 database works for me.

    Thanks,

    Ayaz Shaikh

    Friday, April 6, 2012 9:17 AM
  • Don't change the content databases by hand. You'll be out of support.

    Create a migration environment and tear it down after the upgrade has been proven to work.


    joel
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    Friday, April 6, 2012 9:18 AM
  • Hi Joel,

    Ok, we won't change anything in database.

    We've one another question for this.

    As per this link, http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16679, it says, "Microsoft does not support installing Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SharePoint Products and Technologies on servers that are running Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search.In 2008, Microsoft Search Server 2008 replaced Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. At that time, Microsoft discontinued support for Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search. Installing SP2 for SharePoint Products and Technologies might cause Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search to be incorrectly registered as a trial version. "

    We're using search service in our MOSS 2007 environment and we want to upgrade it to SharePont 2010. So if we upgrade to MOSS SP2, our search services may not be work as expected?

    So can you let us know in that case what should we do?

    Thank You,

    Ayaz Shaikh

    Friday, April 6, 2012 11:22 AM
  • I don't think you will have any issues, and even if you have as it says it might be registeres as a trial version, which happened in one of MOSS 2007 updates years ago.

    I agree with the steps Joel has provided you, do it on a separate environment, then promote it to 2010 and use it as production.

    Cheers

    Friday, April 6, 2012 2:14 PM
  • Esad is right. There are no issue usign a trial version in a migration step.

    I also suggest 3rd party solutions. Tools like DocAve (AvePoint) or Migrator Manager (Metalogix) works well even with SharePoint 2007 versions previus than SP2.

    Cheers
    Riccardo


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    Friday, April 6, 2012 3:30 PM
  • Hi Esad/Riccardo,

    Thanks for your reply.

    In our existing MOSS 2007 environmnet, we have one SharePoint server and one database server. So how to move this Farm environment to new environment? Are there any specific steps to achieve the same? Please guide us.

    Thanks,

    Ayaz Shaikh

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:09 AM
  • I hope this will help you .






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    Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:41 PM
  • Hi Ayaz, I think the first response from Joel is what you're looking for. You can achive your need by using stsadm backup and restore or by using database attatch method.

    Cheers
    Riccardo


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    Sunday, April 8, 2012 8:11 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I want to create MOSS 2007 environment same as our client environment so that I can install SP2 on that environment.

    Where will I find the setup of MOSS 2007 without SP2? Whatever link I refer, every link has MOSS 2007 with SP2.

    Please help me ASAP.

    Thanks,

    Ayaz Shaikh

    Monday, April 9, 2012 12:45 PM
  • Hi Ayaz Shaikh,

    I don't think there will be microsoft link available to download MOSS 2007 with SP2.

    I belive Microsoft never released MOSS 2007 without SP2 as of now, since MOSS 2007 with SP2  will supported for the Sharepoint 2010 Upgradation.

    Regards

    Senthil.S


    • Edited by SenthilSK Monday, April 9, 2012 2:42 PM
    Monday, April 9, 2012 2:41 PM
  • Hi Joel,

    Does it matter when the SP upgrade occurs?  So, would it make a difference if the migration environment were already SP2 and SP1 content databases were then attached to the SP2 environment?  The content DBs get automatically upgraded in this process, no?  I'm just asking because this seems to be more flexible than migrating the SP1 databases 1st, then upgrading the migration environment to SP2.

    Thanks,
    Peter

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:36 PM