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Site migration for MOSS 2007 to SP 2010


Can any one give me the steps to migrate my MOSS 2007 Sites Collection to 

Sp 2010 Environment. because i can't use .stp in SP 2010 so i am stuck with it 

 Please help me out.


Thanks Inadvance.



3 Answers Found


Answer 1

First see this link to decide which approach you want for migration


if you are using inplace migration  approach then go through this link


or else

Install and configure SharePoint 2010, on a new environment

-          Determine hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(office.14).aspx

-          Planning Logical architecture components http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263121(office.14).aspx

        -       deployment guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262957(office.14).aspx

After installing and configuring your new SharePoint 2010,

Moving Content Database from SP 2007 to SP 2010

1) Find the content Database; These are listed under Central Admin->Application Management->Site Collection List

2) Backup the content database, You could alternatively detach it, and copy it. Just doing a backup in SQL Server Management studio is easier.

3) Restore content database to new server, Copy the BAK file to new server. Create an empty DB in Management Studio, restore from backup, you may need to change an option in the "options" tab of the restore dialog to get it to work. (Overwrite db).

4) Create Web App on SharePoint 2010

5) Remove Content Database from the new web app.

Now use STSADM to add restored DB to this web app

c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extentions\14\bin on new server is where you can find the STSADM.

run this command from there. Which will upgrade the content db to 2010?

stsadm -o addcontentdb -url http://yourwebapp:port -databasename yourcontentdb -databaseserver yoursqlserver

6) Run ISSRESET from command prompt

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Answer 2

Hi Abhijeet,

Thanks for you response......

i moved my content DB from sp2007 to sp2010 without any issues,

but  the problem is my upgraded site  still looks like a sp2007 look and feel,

how to apply sp2010 look and feel (Ribbon) to this site.

Any help appreciated. 





Answer 3

Click on your sites , site  Action link, look at the bottom for the  Visual Upgrade link. This will allow you to upgrade your sites look and feel to 2010.




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