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"Content DB Migration" of Contoso demo VPC to MOSS 2007 "not working

  Asked By: Gregory    Date: Apr 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1441

I have reasonably successfully performed an "in-place" upgrade of the
Contoso Pharma demo VPC (the one distributed to MS certified

Now I'm trying a "content database migration" by using SPS Backup to
back the Constoso portal site and then, on a fresh default single
server install of MOSS 2007, trying to use stsadam.exe -o
addcontentdb to add the backed up Constoso-SERVER-Contoso3_SITE.SPB
database to the new MOSS portal using:

stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb -url http://psn-w23-015 -databasename

Stsadm.exe runs successfully (according to stsadm.exe).

The database appears as database in the psn-w23-015\OFFICESERVERS
instance as expected. The list of tables in the database appear OK.

The database appears in the MOSS "Manage Content Databases" list as


1. Where should the Contoso portal home page, portal areas, subsites,
etc. appear on the MOSS server?

2. Which log file(s) does stsadm.exe write to? Which logs file(s)
will the content db upgrade messages be written to?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Latisha Schneider     Answered On: Apr 22

The original Contoso SPS 2003 Webs table in the *SITE database has
154 rows.

The Webs table for the added content  db in MOSS 2007 only has 1 row
(the adminstrators My Site which was created after the addcontentdb
was run).

So it appears stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb did not add any of the
original SPS 2002 portal area and other sites to the the new MOSS

Any thoughts?