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  Asked By: Colin    Date: Dec 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1399

We want to change our current medium server farm configuration to large server farm.

Can anyone suggest article/steps needed to convert the farm.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Dec 17

Please describe the current configuration  and desired configuration.

Both Medium Farms and Large Farms have options as to components.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Dec 17

The current configuration  was

1 Web+search

1 index management server

1 Database server

Desired configuration is

2 (web+search)

1 (index/job)

1 Database server

Answer #3    Answered By: Hema Hegde     Answered On: Dec 17

The good news is this is really, really easy (and in fact would
still be classified as a medium server  farm).
Just install sharepoint on a new box (making sure all patch levels
are the same etc), make sure you install without installing SQL
server etc. and when you come to the step to specify Configuration
Database settings point it to the existing configuration  database
instead of creating and new configuration DB. I then seem to recall
a step for configuring the components for each server and you would
just have to check the option for web and search for the new
server. Just in case you were not aware if you have 2 web servers
your indexing and job server MUST be on a separate server, which is
not the case if you have a single web server.

You will also need to make sure any web parts etc that you have
installed are installed on the new server.

sorry if this is a little sketchy, it is at least 6 months since I
last set up a server farm. I always refer to a document
entitled "Deploying medium  and Large server farms" which should be
pretty easy to find on MSDN

Answer #4    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Dec 17

If you want to view a Live Meeting that will help with this problem, please go to our premium content web site at www.mindsharp.com and look at the backup/restore Live Meeting. While focused on moving a server  farm from one set of hardware to another, we also discuss building a server farm  in the same Live Meeting. I believe I also have a Live Meeting dedicated to this topic too at the same location.

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