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WSS to SPS 2003 Migration

  Asked By: Josiah    Date: Sep 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 886

We have 30+ WSS sites running on a 2003 server with SQL.
Loaded SPS 2003 on this server. The portal site can be addressed as
http://portal and the root of the 30+ WSS sites is http://ts2 so for
example the tech site is http://ts2/tech How does one go
about "moving" all the 30+ WSS sites so they are "part" of
http://portal? (e.g. if one navigates to
portal/SiteDirectory/Lists/Sites/Summary.aspx all 30+ sites
from http://ts2 are displayed)

Is this a job for smigrate? Any pointers are greatly appreciated.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ricky Kennedy     Answered On: Sep 27

I'm curious why you want to make the name change?

...from an ongoing management perspective, it's usually preferable to keep the namespaces separate.

Answer #2    Answered By: Robin Sparks     Answered On: Sep 27

I'm not sure if this is what you're after, but just create a portal
listing for each site in the Sites Directory.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dusty Houston     Answered On: Sep 27

You an use smigrate to achive this but as Bill pointed out you can also
add a Site Listing under the site directory for each fo the root site
collection so they become indexed and listed in the site directory

Using smigrate will actually move the site collection under

Answer #4    Answered By: Felix Hardy     Answered On: Sep 27

I don't see an advantage to actually moving the data into an embedded
site within the sites managed path. If all they want is a connection to
the portal or vice versa, then the listings should do it. If their site
collections are all using different databases, then I'd see this as a
step down to move the content in the portal DBs and this decreases
backup/restore flexibility. But then again, perhaps I'm reading into
the situation my own bias.

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