Why oh why does Sharepoint (even in 2010) make it such a miserable event to move to a new server. Arrggghh.. please help me.
I have a Sharepoint 2010 Site collection on a stand-alone (NOT Active Directory) server like this
SP2010 Server #1, URL = sp2.aaa.com in NY
All I want to do is:
SP2010 Server #2, URL = sp2.aaa.com in London (effectively replace Server #1)
SO all I want to MOVE sp2.aaa.com to server #2. Thy are both SP 2010.
Everything I try fails for one reason or another. Backup & Restore, attaching and reattaching...
Does anyone have a fool proof method to move a SP2010 sharepoint site? Issues arise like on server #2, do I create a temp Sharepoint Web App, and a temp site collection (with a different name, sname name???). WHen and in what order? WHen how do I rename it back to the original name sp2.aaa.com.
Thanks for any clear insight.