I am running WSS 2.0 with SP2 on a Windows Server 2003 32-bit with SQL 2000. In order to do some preparation for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation migration, I have to upgrade my WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 first due to no direct upgrade from WSS 2.0.
Also, Sharepoint 2010 Foundation need to be run on a x64 environment. Therefore; I am asking what is the best practice for this kind migration.
Due to small storage capacity issue on current WSS 2.0 server, I might not able to do in-place upgrade to WSS 3.0, therefore I am thinking to use a second server to migrate from WSS2.0 to WSS3.0, and I am thinking to setup a brand new x64 server for WSS 3.0 migration, can I do this way?