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migration from Linux platform database to MOSS 2007

  Asked By: Kassandra    Date: Feb 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 796

Is there an article discuss the migration from different platform? or anyone can give me a brief information on how to accomplish this? How difficult it will be?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Feb 13

Most online resources discuss how to move from common platforms such as Lotus, or from previous versions of the Microsoft product suites (MCMS and SharePoint).

However, there are 3rd party ISVs such as Metalogix, Tsunami and others, who provide products which help you migrate information into SharePoint from a variety of other sources. Which product is the best for your scenario will depend on exactly what type of data you need to migrate.

If those applications don't fit, or you have a very small amount of data you need to migrate, then the SharePoint API will allow you to create any assets you need.

Whether you are using a tool, or writing your own, you will need to follow the same basic process:

1) Work out how to extract the data from your other system into an easily accessible format. This may involve saving a "local" copy in XML.

2) Map the data you have extracted to the destination in SharePoint. This includes - what content types do you need, what document libraries or pages or lists are the assets going into, and any changes you may need to make to the data on the way through.

3) Import the data into the SharePoint site.

See msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905505.aspx for more information about migration  strategies.

 
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