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Migrating the whole sps

  Asked By: Corey    Date: Oct 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 12185

I'm managing a document management system implemented on a sharepoint
server. I was planning to change servers and was wondering if there
is any way to migrate the whole sps, including all the add on
components, documents, and security settings. The whole package as
so to say without reinstalling the sps and setting up the whole
edms. Any suggestions would be much welcomed.



14 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Oct 20

Even I am in need of the same. But I don't things it's possible to
migrate the entire system  to the another server. We got to create the dash
boards and import all the web parts once again.

Answer #2    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: Oct 20

Spsimex from the resource kit will do most of this except for web parts
and dashboard settings...

Answer #3    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Oct 20

I just finished migrating  two of my servers. Use the following

1. On the new server, you need to install SharePoint Portal Server along
with SP 1.
2. On the existing server, run msdmback /b to create a backup file of
your workspace(s). Keep in mind that it will backup your entire
SharePoint Server with all the workspaces.
3. On the new server, run msdmback /r along with the location of the
backup file. Be careful when using this utility because it will
overwrite any existing workspace you have on the new server.
4. It will import everything for you including  all your customizations.
The only thing that you will need to verify is the location of specific
graphics that you have in the workspaces or anything that references a

Answer #4    Answered By: Brooke Lewis     Answered On: Oct 20

Just one question, where do I type this command?

Answer #5    Answered By: Talia Johns     Answered On: Oct 20

I have migrated my servers  atleast 3 times using this procedure and all
the times it works Great !

Answer #6    Answered By: Tera Callahan     Answered On: Oct 20

Navigate to the drive where you installed SharePoint. Go to program
files\SharePoint Portal Server\bin and type the command here.

Answer #7    Answered By: Mark Davis     Answered On: Oct 20

I'm currently trying to execute the
backup, but I keep on getting this error "Cannot create a file when
that file already exists." This is what I typed in the command
prompt, "msmdmback /b d:\temp" after creating the temp folder. Am I
doing something wrong?

Answer #8    Answered By: Delilah Mcpherson     Answered On: Oct 20

You need to specify a filename, i.e., spsbackup.bak. Whenever you run
this backup again, make sure that file does not exist, otherwise you
will get the same error message.

Answer #9    Answered By: Gobinda Navalagi     Answered On: Oct 20

I've been trying to migrate  my site to a new server, but I
keep getting the error on "error on http". And I notice that
security settings  were not inherit although I've specified all the
users in the new server. much help would be appreciated.

Answer #10    Answered By: Rose Silva     Answered On: Oct 20

Is your new server on the same domain as your current SharePoint server?
It it isn't then your security  will not migrate  over.

Answer #11    Answered By: Maegan Ellison     Answered On: Oct 20

how would I know if its on the same domain?

Answer #12    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Oct 20

When you set up your new server, did you add  it to a domain? When you
log onto the server, are you logging onto a specific domain or locally
on the server? You can hit CTRL-ATL-DELETE and within the box, it will
tell you how you are logging in.

Answer #13    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Oct 20

actually what i did is backup the workspace and then setup a server
with the same domain name and settings  on a different workstation...
so basically, yes, i'm logging on locally.

Answer #14    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Oct 20

actually what i did is backup the workspace and then setup a server
> with the same domain name and settings  from the previous server.
but i am not sure if that would make my sharepoint on the same domain
as the previous.

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