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Migrate sharepoint 3.0 to new server

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I need to move our sharepoint site to a new server as the current server it is on is old and time for retirement.

Can anybody provide me the a way to move the data to the new server?

The server names are different, but within the same domain. I need to keep the URL the same for the sites.

I've done a backup on the old and restore on the new server, but it fails everytime I do this.  I've tried multiple ways and always fails.

I'm using the default database, not SQL.

Look forward to any respones.
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by:cdubbcisco
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Here are the two errors that I'm getting:


      @db_location=D:\sharepoint\spbr0000\0000000E.bak, @db_OldName=WSS_Content, @db_NewFile=C:\WINDOWS\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\DATA\WSS_Content.mdf, @db_OldLogName=WSS_Content_log, @db_NewLogFile=C:\WINDOWS\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\DATA\WSS_Content_log.ldf, @db_name=WSS_Content
[10/21/2008 3:21:19 PM]: Error: Object WSS_Content failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory.
      SPException: The specified component exists. You must specify a name that does not exist.

@db_location=D:\sharepoint\spbr0000\00000011.bak, @db_OldName=WSS_Search_FED-OFFICE, @db_NewFile=C:\WINDOWS\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\DATA\WSS_Search.mdf, @db_OldLogName=WSS_Search_FED-OFFICE_log, @db_NewLogFile=C:\WINDOWS\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\DATA\WSS_Search_log.ldf, @db_name=WSS_Search
[10/21/2008 3:21:19 PM]: Error: Object WSS_Search (previous name: WSS_Search_FED-OFFICE) failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory.
      SPException: The specified component exists. You must specify a name that does not exist.

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mahesm earned 168 total points
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no need to restore from the backup.
have the SQL database backup for all the content databases.
setup the sharepoint on new server which will create the new configuration database and admin content database. restoring configuration database to different hardware is not supported. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948725

I would recommend you to have SQL express and install Server with Farm mode. As Windows Internal database is a pain to manage and there is no upgrade path to next version.
Once the server has been setup, restore the SQL databases (Content Databases from backup).
Create the web application and attach the existing databases.
Setup WSS 3.0 Search on that.

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by:jorge_toriz
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use

stsadm -o backup -url http://yoursite -filename C:\YourFile.bak
stsadm -o restore -url http://yoursite -filename C:\YourFile.bak
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by:anipeddi
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Try to use Sharepoint Designer 2007 to migrate your stuff.
Read the bellow article for much details.
http://www.graphicalwonder.com/?p=559
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