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SharePoint 2010 Upgrade - Workflows running during an upgrade

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Hello,
We are planning an upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. We have a large environment where we have multiple users who could have running workflows at the time of the upgrade (in some cases, our users won't even know if they are running or not). Does anyone know if there is any issue with this that we should be aware of? I am hoping this is a non-issue, but would like to be prepared just in case. Thanks in advance for your help!
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In place upgrade or dettach and attach method?

Either way you wouldn't want users doing stuff while the upgrade is taking place.
I would imagine that any tasks that were underway prior to the upgrade would be in the same state post-upgrade but I wouldn't bey my house on it without testing
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Thanks for your reply. It is a db detach and reattach method. The users will not be doing anything, but there may be SharePoint workflows in process. Is there a way to set all of the workflows in a paused state during the upgrade?
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In *theory* as the workflows are database items they should be put to sleep (for the want of a better phrase) when the database is dettached and then woken up when the database is attached and the services started.
As I said, in theory. I wouldn't put any $ or reputation on anything being 100% during an upgrade.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointworkflow/thread/c39251f6-c427-4bb8-aabf-6c6555b95992
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Thank you for the answer - I believe that link helped quite a bit. Even though nothing is 100%, I am pretty confident that this should work with no issues.
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