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Migrating WSS 3.0 to SharePoint Server 2013 Standard edition

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Hi People,

I got the old SharePoint environment as follows:

WSS 3.0 Server + Config DB (SQL Express 2k5) : Windows Server 2003 Std 32 bit
Content DB: SQL Server 2005 Database (Separate Server)


into the new environment

SharePoint Server 2013 Standard: Windows Server 2012 R2 Std 64 bit
Content & Config DB: SQL Server 2012 SP1

what steps do I need to know and what are my options to successfully migrate the sites with InfoPath workflow ?

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I don't know that is why I ask here in this forum.

Should I use database attach detach or do I have to use the farm backup/restore method ?
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Hi ITSystem Engineer,

May be i am wrong, i found the article related to your topic. i would suggest to contact your local SQL support, either it is possible.

Moving data between 32-bit and 64-bit SQL Server instances.. (if it is possible, you can install the 2012 share point and migrate the database with 64 bit.)

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cindygross/archive/2010/04/01/moving-data-between-32-bit-and-64-bit-sql-server-instances.aspx
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ok, so what happened with the databsae ? do you just nee to migrate / attach-detach the Content Database only ?
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Hm.... that sounds like there are many manual interventions here moving on from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2013 in one go :-/
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Thank you guys for the assistance and comments, that was helpful for me.

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