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Migrating from 32bit to 64bit SharePoint (2007) RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi - We currently have 1 WFE running SP 2007 32bit on Windows 2003 32 bit. the database server is SQL Server 2005. We are planning to upgrade to SharePoint 2010. I want to build a new Windows 2008 server and install SharePoint 2010 on it. and build a new SQL 2008 server. What steps are needed to move from 32 bit to 64 bit? and move to this new set up? thanks
    Monday, October 17, 2011 8:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    You have to install SharePoint 2010 on new 64-bit system and use Database attach method which allows you to upgrade the content of your server
    farm when you move from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010 without upgrading the
    configuration settings. This approach is most often used when you want to upgrade your
    hardware or modify your server farm topology at the same time. The process requires that
    you first configure a new server or server farm using SharePoint Server 2010.
    The chief advantage is that you can upgrade numerous content databases at the same time,
    making the overall upgrade faster. You can even combine multiple farms into a single farm
    while upgrading. The chief disadvantage is that no server or farm settings are upgraded in
    the process. You are required to manually transfer the settings from the MOSS 2007 environment
    to the SharePoint Server 2010 environment.


    • Edited by Abhilash954 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:10 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Abhilash954 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Qiao WeiModerator Monday, October 31, 2011 9:24 AM
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    You have to install SharePoint 2010 on new 64-bit system and use Database attach method which allows you to upgrade the content of your server
    farm when you move from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010 without upgrading the
    configuration settings. This approach is most often used when you want to upgrade your
    hardware or modify your server farm topology at the same time. The process requires that
    you first configure a new server or server farm using SharePoint Server 2010.
    The chief advantage is that you can upgrade numerous content databases at the same time,
    making the overall upgrade faster. You can even combine multiple farms into a single farm
    while upgrading. The chief disadvantage is that no server or farm settings are upgraded in
    the process. You are required to manually transfer the settings from the MOSS 2007 environment
    to the SharePoint Server 2010 environment.


    • Edited by Abhilash954 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:10 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Abhilash954 Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Qiao WeiModerator Monday, October 31, 2011 9:24 AM
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:09 AM
  • Hi

    You have to install SharePoint 2010 on new 64-bit system and use Database attach method which allows you to upgrade the content of your server
    farm when you move from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010 without upgrading the
    configuration settings. This approach is most often used when you want to upgrade your
    hardware or modify your server farm topology at the same time. The process requires that
    you first configure a new server or server farm using SharePoint Server 2010.
    The chief advantage is that you can upgrade numerous content databases at the same time,
    making the overall upgrade faster. You can even combine multiple farms into a single farm
    while upgrading. The chief disadvantage is that no server or farm settings are upgraded in
    the process. You are required to manually transfer the settings from the MOSS 2007 environment
    to the SharePoint Server 2010 environment.


    Abhilash954, i am in almost same process.    so i can set up 64 bit sql server 2008?    and then migrate my 32 bit sql server 2005 databases over using backup and restore?  or detach and attach??
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:58 PM
  • Chan,

    Yes you can do that....move your content databases from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008.

    Don't forget to run the preupgradecheck before you start with the upgrade procedure.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd789638(v=office.12).aspx


    Regards, Vishwas
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 7:57 PM
  • thanks Vishwas.   this document states that i should run stadm renameserver:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd622865%28office.12%29.aspx

    but is that required if I am moving the database to new host and building new WFEs for SP2010?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:21 AM