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Migrating V2 WSS sites to V3

  Asked By: Arielle    Date: Nov 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1410

If the V2 site is less than the 10MB limit, may I just `save' a V2 site as a
template, upload the template to the V3 gallery and create a V3 site form it?
Is this wishful thinking – probably is, huh—considering all the new
functionality of V3 WSS?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lynsey Carver     Answered On: Nov 20

Templates created in WSS V2 are not compatible with V3. You will either need to
upgrade the V2 environment to V3 or re-build the site  in V3
and just move the content.

Answer #2    Answered By: Richard Allen     Answered On: Nov 20

Wss v2 is completely different than wss  v3. Have to upgrade the farm from wss
v2 to v3.

Build a system (can be a laptop, desktop, vm, doesn't matter) as wss v2.
Export your site  and import it into the new one, aka staging environment.
Upgrade it to wss v3. Test it to make sure it is fine (good idea, not
mandatory). Then export it from the new staging environment to the wss v3 one
you need it to be in. .

I've used vm's and desktop for my migration environments. With vm's you can
use the undo feature to revert back. With desktops, I ghost it to revert back.
This will save you from having to spend all the cycles in the future.

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