The migrations are very complex and troublesome processes, with MOSS we will have the need to migrate Sharepoint 2003 and CMS portals to the new platform.
This post is the description of one migration done to pass a Portal from Sharepoint 2003 to MOSS, simply by using the In-place upgrade option of the Moss upgrade installation.
It is simple but you still have to do some work 🙂
1 Portal sharepoint 2003 with 1 team site (some areas, lists and libraries with documents).
- Install .NET 3.0 (includes the Windows Workflow Foundation installation)
- Stop and disable the Search Sharepoint Service (this step was added by me following the MOSS Beta versions upgrade process)
- Run the Prescan Tool (prescan.exe) necessary for the upgrade, this tool will generate log files that will give us the status of the Portal to migrate and it will also be used by the migration process for the upgrade.
- Install the MOSS RTM (kepp the In-Place upgrade selected)
- Wizard Configuration
In the tested scenario the migration went smoothly and without a problem, a Web Application was created, the 2003 Portal was turned into a Site Collection and the Team Site was turn into a site in the Site Collection. All the content and customizations were migrated with success.
The Upgrade is complete, now we just need to remove the Sharepoint 2003:
- Control Panel + Add Remove Programs + remove SPS 2003
- Remove WSS 2.0
This migration process represents a very simple scenario with few contents, but already allow us to have the perception that the migration process between Sharepoint 2003 and 2007 have some consistence and some assurance.
I still have to test a lot of scenarios on migration, I will post back on this subject when I do.