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Migrating sites from STS2001 to WSS2003

  Asked By: Ruchir    Date: Dec 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 730

When I run SMIGRATE (on my WSS2003 server) to copy a Sharepoint Team
Services (2001) site, I get an error stating that the tools are the wrong

Can someone advise as to the best way to migrate sites from 2001 to 2003?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Timothy Hall     Answered On: Dec 25

Refer this link may be useful for u.
during restoring site i faced this problem after installing this patch
problem solved.

I Installed WSS2003-KB924881-FullFile-ENU.exe Patch. Release Jan2007.
Please refer this Link

Answer #2    Answered By: Ian Powell     Answered On: Dec 25

I used SMIGRATE to export all my STSV1 sites  to WSSV2 last
September. I followed the instructions from the "Backup and
migration" section of the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
Administrator's Guide. To obtain the Microsoft Windows SharePoint
Services Administrator's Guide, visit the following Microsoft Web


Was the error on the export from STSV1, or on import
into WSSV2?

Also, make sure you have the Office updates listed in the following
article & that you have the latest SMIGRATE download from MS,


Answer #3    Answered By: Osvaldo Winters     Answered On: Dec 25

I tried running the SMIGRATE from the 2003 server
command line, and pointed it to the 2001 server  as the source, 2003 server
as the destination.

Answer #4    Answered By: Kylie Gill     Answered On: Dec 25

Any luck on this? smigrate  is a two-step process. The way smigrate
works (export) is to point it to a URL & it creates a .FWP file in
the destination path you specify. Then, when you run  a smigrate
(import), you point it to the FWP file and the destination URL. I
was just wondering if it failed on the export piece or the import.

Answer #5    Answered By: Brianna Olson     Answered On: Dec 25

I haven't gotten back to this yet to try it, but can see from your
explanation that I wasn't doing it right. I was attempting to put in a
source and destination URL and copy  the site directly to the new server. I'm
looking at the command help, and cannot figure out where I got the idea that
this would ever work.

Smigrate: Backs up or restores a SharePoint Web site.

Usage (backup): smigrate  -w <website URL> -f <backup file> [-e] [-y]

Usage (restore): smigrate -r -w <website URL> -f <backup file> [-x]

The instructions couldn't be clearer. Thanks again for your help, and for
following up on this.

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