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Migrating CompanyWeb content from 2088SBS to new 2011SBS Server

Posted on 2013-06-27
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Hi all,

We are about to replace a new clients old 2008 SBS server with a new 2011 SBS server and we are choosing not to migrate but to start again to hopefully leave behind some of the old legacy clutter.

We're pretty much ready to go now but I need to know if there is a simple way (even if it's manually copying content) to transfer what they have in their old companyweb site to the new one. From what I can see they have a few folders with shared documents in and that's about it.  Was hoping this would not be a massive job as I don't have any experience at all in setting up the internal website (all my current clients don't use it)

Would really appreciate any advice.

Thanks

Adam
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Will the versions of SharePoint be different between the servers?

Go into Central Admin - App Managment - Content Databases.  Take a look at the company web application and note the content databases.  Now go into SQL Manager and back the database(s) up.  

Assuming that SharePoint is already set up on your 2011 server, copy the restored db's here and restore them in SQL Manager.  Assuming you have already created a web app on your new server with the companyweb URL, bring up a SharePoint management shell window and run Mount-SPCOntentDatabase -Name "restored db name" -WebApplication "http://urltocompanyweb"

That's a very high level overview of the process.  You will likely need to put an entry into the HOSTS file on the 2011 machine to point the companyweb address to itself.  That way you can leave DNS pointing to the current companyweb untill the new one is running.
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Thanks that's great!
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