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MIgration questions WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0 SP1

I currently have a server running Windows 2003 SP2 and WSUS 2.0.  I want to setup a new server with Windows Server 2003 SP2 and WSUS 3.0 SP1, then transfer the settings/database to the new 3.0 implementation.  Both I believe use the internal database.  What is the best method to do this?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
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jpletcher1Author Commented:
Thanks, does this hold true if you are migrating from version 2 to version 3 of the product or just if you are moving to different servers using the same version of wsus?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You may want to upgrade to 3 on older server first and then do the migration, also found a different method for the migration
http://www.capslockassassin.com/2008/09/22/how-to-move-wsus-30-to-a-new-server/ 
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jpletcher1Author Commented:
This article on upgrading worked like a charm, or has so far I think.  I upgraded the old 2.0 wsus server to 3.0 SP1.  Setup a new server with wsus 3.0 SP1 and replicated from the old one to the new one.  Then I ran the scripts to export and import the approvals.  Looks like everything has gone excellent.  The only thing I noticed is when I imported the xml file to the new server with the approvals and such it gave 88 error messages.  Coincidentally my new server has 88 less total updates on it than the old one.  Could this be because when the updates were replicated wsus knew not to bring some updates over that were outdated or superseded?  Or do you know of why this may have happened?  Here are a few of the 88 entries as an example..

Update 'e4f7d929-389c-4483-8a15-1abf3e27af54' with revision 100 does not exist.
Server is out-of-sync with the parent.
Update 'b02900a8-bf01-43ab-b77e-fb5b2e999fab' with revision 100 does not exist.
Server is out-of-sync with the parent.
Update 'e645d2fa-40ca-4685-b07d-bc45455a3c35' with revision 11 does not exist. S
erver is out-of-sync with the parent.
Update 'a1ccdf7b-bdda-47a8-967d-451b005e2dad' with revision 101 does not exist.
Server is out-of-sync with the parent.
Update '53ec4e2b-a6fd-42f3-936a-936b93c0136b' with revision 11 does not exist. S
erver is out-of-sync with the parent.

I did ensure that the server was synced from the old wsus server completely and with success.  Now that I have moved the new server to connect to MS instead of the old wsus server for syncing it says that it is up-to-date and doesn't need anything.  

I think this went really well and thank much for the help.  I'm just curious to know what these 88 missing updates are and what the errors refer to if possible.  
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Read here a third of the way down
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708604.aspx
Exporting from a WSUS 2.0 server to a WSUS 3.0 server (or from a WSUS 3.0 server to a WSUS 2.0 server) is not supported.
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jpletcher1Author Commented:
My export was from an WSUS 3.0 SP1 server to a WSUS 3.0 SP1 server.  I upgraded our wsus 2.0 server to 3.0 SP1, then did the export, then imported into wsus 3.0 SP1.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
ok, It does like that these are just revisions that were superceded and are normally deleted/removed when/if you run the server cleanup wizard. I dont think that you would have to worry about them.
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jpletcher1Author Commented:
This was a really good article to accomplish what I was trying to do.
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