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Moving MOSS site to through different environment

  Asked By: Grace    Date: Feb 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 1067

We are developing MOSS applications, which we will have to move from dev
---> testing env --> staging env -->production.

I am looking for options which can make this move simple. We will have 1
site collection and sites under this collection to be moved.

Some of the items we will need to move are :
Site Content, Infopath published forms, form libraries, custom webparts,
custom master pages, other edited list templates and themes, resources
files , features, VS workflow binded to the forms, other site
customizations like left nav etc.

Backup restore is a common way of doing this, can help me with some of
the items mentioned above.
With the new Sharepoint, there are some new tools available, I am trying
to put together a set of tools, to make a script out of them.

Any suggestions? Ideas as to which combinations of the migration tools
might work best for this requirement ?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Hans Weiss     Answered On: Feb 22

Way too much for a email response... but you want to look at "Content
Deployment" which lets you package up sharepoint  "pieces" and move  them between
environments. Pieces can be site  Collections, sites, lists, etc. Dig into the
documentation for this.

This is new to MOSS and is a HUGE addition.

Answer #2    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: Feb 22

I am considering us of content  deployment..but have seen very little
documentation on it.

From what I know, I think this takes content,metadata from the DB and
packages it. But I am looking at tools  which can may be pickup DB
content + physical aspx files(custom list  templates etc) pertaining to a
list for example.

In the older version, we coded a script  which could move  both these
kinds of content. But wondering if any of this can be done OOB in this
I am not sure if content deployment can do this..pointers to such
documentation would be great

Answer #3    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: Feb 22

Huge deficiency in the documentation... sorry, nothing to really point you to
other than this:

There's a link at that above address that points to the post on the SharePoint
Team Blog that discusses it, but that's it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: Feb 22

You may also want to explore Windows SharePoint Services Solution
Packages (WSPs).

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