Doing a SharePoint migration from MOSS to 2010 and to 2013 is easy as anything else, but should be performed in a strict step-by-step process. A simple mistake/miss-out will prompt us to start all over again. So it’s important for the SharePoint administrator to have a written document with screens, which saves him a lot of hours (even days) to get the Migration mission accomplished.

The overall process to upgrade to SharePoint 2010 Products is as below:

Upgrade from the server products in the Office 2007 release to SharePoint 2010 Products.

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Upgrade the content to SharePoint 2010 Products

  • Use SQL Server to make a backup of the content databases on the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm, restore the backups to the SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 farm, and then take the old farm offline.
  • Attach the copies of the content databases to the SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 farm and upgrade them (optionally, you can upgrade them in parallel).
  • Verify that the content was upgraded and that the SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 farm is working correctly.

The overall process to upgrade to SharePoint 2013 is as below:

Upgrade from SharePoint 2010 Products to SharePoint 2013.

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Upgrade the content to SharePoint 2013

  1. Use SQL Server to make a backup of the content databases on the SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Server 2010 farm, and then restore them to the SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013 farm.
  2. Attach the copies of the content databases to the SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013 farm and upgrade them (optionally, you can upgrade them in parallel).
  3. Verify that the content was upgraded and that the SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Server 2013 farm is working correctly.
  4. Upgrade the site collections.

SharePoint Migration steps in detail:

  1. Take the backup of SharePoint farm, from old SharePoint services 3.0
    1. Open SharePoint Central Administration – under backup and restore-click on Perform a backup
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    2. Select the entire farm and click next
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    3. Select the backup location and click start backup
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  2. Restore this backup to New share point server 2010
    1. Under backup and restore click Restore from a backup
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    2. Select the backup location and click next
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  3. Backup the Database using SQL Management studio from SharePoint 2010 server
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  4. Restore this backup to newly installed SharePoint 2013 Database server (Note: Give full permission for the user in the restored database)
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  5. Create a web application in new SharePoint server 2013
    1. Open central administration
    2. Click on application management
    3. Click on Manage web application
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    4. Click new and create a new web application
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  6. Mount the content database using following command
    Mount-SPContentDatabase “MyDatabase” -DatabaseServer “MyServer” -WebApplication http://sitename
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  7. Open newly created site collection – click on site settings and perform a Site collection Health Check
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  8. Click on Site collection Upgrade on the same page and upgrade the site.
  9. That’s it! We are all set J

For any help and clarification, either revert me or contact alenaustin@gmail.com !

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