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MIgrate data from SPS2001 to SPS 2003

  Asked By: Anita    Date: Sep 29    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 12347

could someone please give me suggestions on this scenario.

I have a server running SharePoint 2001 (server A) with a workspace
(called eportfolio).
I have SharePoint 2003 installed on a new server B, with a entirely new
design and content.
How can I migrate data from workspace in A to server at B.

I have tried the following.

Scenario 1:
a. use msdmback to export SPS1 data from A , output is a binary file,
say sps1_backup_file.
b. download sps1_backup_file to tis demo SPS2 server (Server B)
c. use sps2 site administration --> import data from sharepoint 2001
tool to import data from sps1_backup_file to server C.
Result: failure.(sps2 expects a manifest file and not a binary file)

Scenario 2:
(as per microsoft doc , attached file):
Create the folder that you want to use to store exported data from
the SharePoint Portal Server 2001 computer.

1. Insert the SharePoint Portal Server CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Click *Exit*, and then browse to the root directory of the CD by
using My Computer.
3. On the root directory of the SharePoint Portal Server CD,
double-click *Upgrade.exe*.
4. On the Export Server Data page, type the location of the folder
that you want to use to store exported data. If you want, you can
help protect the security of this information by typing a password.
5. Click *Next*.
6. When your data is exported, a message appears telling you that you
must install Windows Server 2003. Click *OK*


But this option is not viable, as SPS2 has already been setup and is in use.

Is there any way I can accomplish this?

I searched and found this tool:
Doc Ave 1.5 Backup for SPS 2001 (Migrator 1.5 for SPS 2003 WSSDL)*
*url: http://www.avepoint.com/
Does it work? Has anybody used it ?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Trupti Patil     Answered On: Sep 29

There are currently 2 options for what you want to do:

1) Upgrade in place, which is what the documentation you quote is describing.
2) Use the SPIN/SPOUT tools to export/import from 2001 to 2003.

The DocAve solution you mention is for 2001 -> 2003 Backward compatible document
library migrations only. They have a new version that will do 2001 -> 2003 SQL
migrations, but it still in beta.

Answer #2    Answered By: Marlena Noble     Answered On: Sep 29

Option #1, Upgrade is not possible now, as SPS 2003 has already been
installed and is being used.

Option # 2, I have downloaded the utilities and right now am
experimenting with all the options and possibilities (security,
sub/folder, areas, etc)
At least, now I managed to recover all the documents from SPS 2001!!

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