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Moving Sharepoint Server to another farm

  Asked By: Jeanne    Date: Mar 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5702

I'm trying to move Sharepoint from one farm to another with different data base
name server and different Sharepoint server name.OK , can I say I want to clone
or copy from test environment to life network ,but Sharepoint server name and
SQL 2005 enterprise server name are different.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maura Durham     Answered On: Mar 03

What I have done to "clone production to development" is to go ahead and
create the new environment. Create the web applications on the new
server using a different name and database, then do a stsadm -o backup
-URL YourProductionUrl -filename YourFileName then once the production
backup is done, restore it to the development environment  using the
command stsadm -o restore -URL YourProductionUrl -filename YourFileName

Answer #2    Answered By: Jagat Pandit     Answered On: Mar 03

This is actually simpler than you think. Ensure to have your new farm  built and
configured. From here just perform a SQL backup of the Content DBs from the old
farm and restore them to the new farm. Once the SQL restore has occurred, then
perform the sharepoint  attachment of the content DBs to their corresponding web

The server  names are really irrelevant at this point, what is important is the
version of sharepoint. This means that the new sharepoint environment  should be
at the same patching level as the old environment, if this doesn't occur then
the content DBs will not attach to sharepoint unless you perform a few
additional steps.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jerod Carrillo     Answered On: Mar 03

That sounds like moving  a farm  to a different server, not moving a server  to
a different farm.

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