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Hello all, I have been lurking for some time and finally decided to make a post.

Company (large manufacturing) is about to migrate our SharePoint from in-house WSS 2.0 to hosted MOSS 2007. We're looking at AvePoint's DocAve SharePoint Migrator or Metalogix's SharePoint Site Migration Manager.

Does anyone have any experience with either? I've combed through the respective product websites but haven't found a whole lot besides marketing fluff. Trying to get an inside perspective here, especially if there's any information on licensing/discounting. Thanks!
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I've used AvePoint, worked well, but can be quite tedious to set up.  You should be able to download trial software from AvePoint which will allow you to migrate up to 1 GB of data.

For content migration I believe you will need an agent/license for every web front end server.
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Thanks for the quick response.  That is helpful: what exactly was tedious about the setup?  Do you have to point many objects to where they should go?  

Has anyone tried Metalogix?  At the moment I'm leaning towards AvePoint but I like Metalogix's recent acquisition of StoragePoint.  
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There are lots of things you can configure depending on what modules you purchase (administration, deployment, backup/restore, etc).  The user guide alone is 1000 pages.

I highly recommend getting the trial.  You will know right away if you want to purchase it.  AvePoint is pretty much the industry standard for Backup/Restore, so they have a good team and are very knowlegable of SharePoint.
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