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Hi experts!

Scenario:

OLD FARM.
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Front End Server:
Windows 2003 Server Enterprise x64 SP2
IIS 6
WSS 3 SP1

DB Server:
Windows 2003 Server Enterprise x64 SP2
SQL Server 2005 SP3
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I need to migrate these two servers to:

NEW FARM.
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Windows 2008 Server Enterprise x64
IIS 7
WSS 3 SP3

DB Server:
Windows 2008 Server Enterprise x64
SQL Server 2008
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What are best practices for this change?
The application is made 100% Sharepoint Native, I will have compatibility problems?

Thx!

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I have used the following in the past ( extract from http://sharepointsherpa.com/2008/04/18/sharepoint-2007-move-content-and-configuration-databases/ )
install Sharepoint on your new server

configure your SharePoint server as usual , and create a site collection then do the following


Move SharePoint Content Databases
Several common reasons for needing to move a content database from one SQL server to another are:

•Scalability (spreading the load of your SQL server across multiple SQL servers)
•Disaster Recovery (your SQL server had a catastrophic disaster and you need to recover from that event)
•Database Reorganization (you simply need to change the server that hosts your content database or rename the database)
Instructions for moving a content database from one SQL server to another


1.Detach OR copy  the content database from the source SQL server and copy the .mdf and .ldf to the target SQL server. (Note: while you are moving the database files your users will see “Cannot connect to content database” when visiting their site)
2.Attach the .mdf and .ldf files on the target SQL server as a new database (Note: this is your opportunity to rename the database if you desire)
3.Run the following stsadm commands from the command line on your SharePoint server to complete the move:  (Note: the deletecontentdb does not actually delete the database from SQL server, it simply disconnects the database from SharePoint)
stsadm –o deletecontentdb –url http://yoursiteurl –databasename your_content_db –databaseserver source_SQL_server
stsadm –o addcontentdb –url http://yoursiteurl –databasename your_content_db –databaseserver target_SQL_server
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Excelent!
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