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Windows Portal Server 2003 to WSS V.3

  Asked By: Katlyn    Date: Sep 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1004

I have Windows Portal 2003 server and have several sites created. I do
regular backup on this portal server using the portal server built-in
backup/restore utility.

I installed WSS V.3 ( not the portal server) recently on another server, Is
there anyway I can import/restore the data I backed up from the Windows 2003
portal server to this new WSS V3 server ?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rebecca Lewis     Answered On: Sep 08

No, that won't be possible as:

1) SPS includes functionality and data that's not available in WSS
(2.0 or 3.0)

2) Backups cannot be restored to dissimilar versions of SharePoint,
even within the same product

You're only options are:

1) Upgrade to MOSS 2007

2) Use a 3rd party migration tool to attempt to export/import data
- this may or may not actually work, depending on what exactly your
site(s) contain

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