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WSS 3.0 upgrade to Windows SharePoint 2010 Enterprise

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi expert,

does anyone know what is the proper procedure for upgrading the WSS 3.0 Sharepoint to the SharePoint 2010 Enterprise?

Here's my situation:
1) (currently) WSS 3.0 WFE is on VMware Server; SQL Database is located on a physical Server 2008 Windows/SQL
migrating WSS 3.0 to Enterprise Sharepoint 2010 to...

2) Installing Windows 2008R2 Server for SharePoint 2010 WFE on a VMware Server
3) SQL 2008 database for SharePoint 2010 will be on a physical box with Windows 2008R2
4) Moving WSS3.0 DB to SQL 2008 box (new)

I read about detaching the DB and reattaching but cannot do that as the WSS 3.0 is in production. Is it possible to do a back up and restore to new SQL? what are other recommendation>

Please advise.

Thank you.
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