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Backup from 2003 and Restore into 2007

  Asked By: Aaditya    Date: Jul 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 5397

I was wondering, is it possible to restore a site backup up from 2003
into MOSS 2007?

We wanted to migrate just a couple of sites from our 2003 to 2007.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sierra Beck     Answered On: Jul 03

Yes, but it will be a 2003 SC without any 2007 functionality.

Answer #2    Answered By: Elisabeth Walsh     Answered On: Jul 03

If its a 2003 backup  I am almost positive you can't restore  to
2007. I tried various methods myself and none worked. I then came
and asked here and was not told otherwise. Is there something I'm
missing? If I am wrong, then excuse me, and please tell me how so
that I can do so myself.

Answer #3    Answered By: Bhavesh Doshi     Answered On: Jul 03

There is one way to do that, what I did was to create a virtual
environment and did an upgrade from 2003 to 2007 and after I had that
done I move those sites to my current farm, you have to do the upgrade
in order to get a site from SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007.

Answer #4    Answered By: Elisa Santos     Answered On: Jul 03

So I am assuming that there is no way to import an SPS 2003 backup  into MOSS

Answer #5    Answered By: Tatiana Houston     Answered On: Jul 03

There is no way to do that.............

Answer #6    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Jul 03

This may be a duplicate send, so I apologize if it is...had some email
issues earlier.

You cannot import a SPS 2003 (SPSBackup.exe) backup  itself, but you can
certainly attach specific content databases to the farm to have it

In fact, another way of doing this, rather than doing a complete farm
upgrade in a virtual environment, is to simply move the sites you want
to upgrade into their own content database, then take a copy of that
content database and add it to your MOSS farm.

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