Moving MOSS 2007 from 2x Dedicated servers to 1x VM - Migration Tutorials?
Greetings all, We're recently phased out our MOSS 2007 environment (after migrating to MOSS 2010), and need to reclaim the servers from our 2007 install. However, we need to provide access to the old 2007 environment for 9-12 months more. So, my plan is to migrate the Content DB and FE from their split-environment (two server) solution into a single VM that we can power up when needed. Knowing that there are a great number of quality tutorials in existence for MOSS 2007, I wonder if someone might recommend tutorials/posts they've found useful for migrating the Content DB and/or FE (this is similar to a disaster-recovery situation in which the FE and DB are rebuilt, no?), beyond the TechNet articles on the matter. Thanks for your help! --Dave
October 4th, 2010 6:45pm

As you said, there's lots of disaster recovery articles to source from. I would suggest you build the VM as a single server solution, including the DB, and then simply do a backup and restore from the current environment to the new VM. I trust that answers your question... Thanks C http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog
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October 5th, 2010 3:16pm

Hi Dave, To migrate farm to a new configuration or equipment type, need three steps: 1 Deploy a new farm 2 Prepare a new SharePoint environment 3 Migrate databases. Hope these references can help. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303436%28office.12%29.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262370%28office.12%29.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261918%28office.12%29.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shaden/archive/2007/07/05/moving-the-sharepoint-databases-to-a-new-sql-server-instance.aspx Best regards.
October 6th, 2010 3:31pm

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