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Move sites from 2003 to 2007 without changing SharePoint

Posted on 2011-09-15
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We currently have 2 SharePoint environments:
SharePoint 2003 2.0 WSS
SharePoint 2007 3.0 WSS

Both 2003 and 2007 have several currently used sites on them.  The 2003 sites contain document libraries, calendars, and tasks; nothing too fancy.

I want to take the sites that are on the 2003 and migrate them over 2007.  There are 2 sites on 2003 that need to remain there, so I can’t upgrade the server, the sites need to be moved over to the 2007 environment.  

I cannot get any straight answers from my research on how to do this.  A couple of sources say it can’t be done direct because 2003 and 2007 are not compatible.  Others, the directions are to straight update the server and are usually referring to MOSS and not WSS.

Any help or push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
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by:quihong
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Check out SPOUT.EXE and SPIN.EXE.

http://www.parallelspace.com/sharepoint/spinspouthelp.htm

If there is nothing fancy on your SP2003 site you should be able to export the document libs and re-import them in a SP2007.

For SP2003 Lists (Task, Calendars), you might just have to use cut and paste.

Its been a while since I did my SP2003->2007 migration. Most people are talking about SP2007->SP2010. :)
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Scratch the SPIN/SPOUT - that was for SP2001->SP2003 migration. That was a while back :)

I would suggest using the database attach method. Basically, run the prescan tool first on your SP2003 server. Backup and restore the content database to your SP2007 server. Attach the contentdb and your SP2007 will upgrade the sites. Delete the two sites that you want to keep on SP2003.

Here is a quick outline.
http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/pzanbaka/archive/2007/09/02/content-database-migration-from-sharepoint-2003-to-moss-2007.aspx
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I will have to try this - this sounds like the best solution I've seen yet.  I don't have a test environment for 2007, I will be asking for one now.  Thanks!
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