Moving Free SharePoint site from dead SBS 2008 to Win 2012 Std server
Posted on 2015-01-24
I need your help with a unique situation. We recently migrated from SBS 2008 environment to normal 2012 domain. During this migration we had a hardware failure with SBS server and pretty much had to complete the remaining migration manually including moving exchange piece into the cloud.
We have everything move except the existing SharePoint site that was on the SBS server. We have a backup image of this server we can mount and run virtually but I have not given it network access as the domain has already migrated to 2012 server and I did not want to have the SBS server start trying to control the environment again.
I need now to figure out how to backup/move the SharePoint site off the SBS server (preferably to usb hard drive) then set it up/move it onto the 2012 server using a free or cheap version of SharePoint.
I searched online and the knowledge-base here at EE and to be honest I think I have confused myself with all the possible ways to do this but none see to fit my unique situation.
Any help/guidance you could provide would be appreciated. Please let me know what additional information you need if what I have provided is not enough.