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 ?

Thanks
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akalyan911Technical Consultant
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Hi ITSystem Engineer,

Logically it may not possible. Why because, you can't migrate the 32bit database with 64bit database.

You have to check the SQL Team, asking is it possible to take the backup of only database and import the database to on 2012 SQL server. .

Even i didn't try anytime, migrating the servers of 32 bit to 64 bit. logically thinking it would not possible 50%.

Request you to kindly share the output, if you succeeded.

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Commented:
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 ?
akalyan911Technical Consultant

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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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Hi,

We have 2 steps to migrate the content from MOSS 2007 to SP2013. There are,

1.  Migrate the web applications from MOSS 2007 to SP2010 then SP2010 to SP2013 using Database Attach Method - Need to redeploy the Infopath form in SP2013 server.
2. We can directly migrate the web application from MOSS 2007 to SP2013 using some third party tools (like Metalogix, Sharegate, Doc Ave, etc....). Metalogix tool will migrate the Infopath form to SP2013.

Thanks

Author

Commented:
ok, so what happened with the databsae ? do you just nee to migrate / attach-detach the Content Database only ?
Hi,

It will move. But it wont work.

When we are doing the migration using DB Attach Method to SP2010 from MOSS2007, We need to do the visual upgrade, redeploy the custom developments and configure InfoPath Form Service Application.

After that, We can migrate to SP2013 from SP2010, Here also, we need to redeploy the custom developments and configure InfoPath Form Service Application.

Thanks.

Author

Commented:
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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