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Sharepoint 2003/WSS2.0 upgrade to MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0

  Asked By: Lillian    Date: May 04    Category: MOSS    Views: 4028

I have a 4 server farm of 2 WSS sites and 2 portal sites and we are
trying to upgrade to MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0. We have 5 databases that total
530 GB of data. We have run into errors when we try the in-place
upgrade as well as the database migration method.

Does anyone have any insight on doing an upgrade in an environment this
size? Any feedback on upgrade methods regardless of size would be
greatly appreciated.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brianna Olson     Answered On: May 04

I'm far from an SPS or upgrade  expert but I never, ever recommend anyone
do an in place upgrade. For one, your entire farm  is down for the
duration of the upgrade and if you have a problem you don't have an exit
strategy short of restoring everything. The database  connection option
is good if you have new hardware, but since you tried an in place also
I'm not sure how your setup is. My recommendation is to do a Gradual
(also called side-by-side) upgrade. 530 is big, but not too big.
Gradual lets you break it into bite sized chunks and gives you a few
options if something goes wrong.

If try the gradual and you have problems post the errors  here.

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