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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Upgrading MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010

There are two approaches to upgrading your WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 farm to SharePoint 2010. They are:

  • In-place upgrade: This is where you will upgrade your current installation on the hardware it currently resides on.
  • Database attach upgrade: To perform this type of upgrade, you must have a new SharePoint 2010 farm up and running. You will take the content databases from the MOSS 2007 farm, attach them to the new farm, and upgrade them.

The latter method of upgrading your MOSS 2007 farm is the preferred method and the one that this recipe outlines. It has many advantages over the in-place upgrade method. Some of these advantages are:

  • It leverages backup and restore through SQL Server Management Studio. SharePoint ...

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