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Third Party Tools To Upgrade WSS 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2013? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since you cannot upgrade WSS 3.0 directly to SharePoint Foundation 2013 using just the SharePoint software, I wanted to look at 3rd party tools that automate the migration directly to 2013 without requiring an intermediate upgrade to 2010.

    We have a simple WSS 3.0 farm with 2 SharePoint Servers and 2 SQL servers that are are load balanced so that the site stays up if any one of the servers goes down.  It may be just round robin load balancing.

    I'd like to see if I can determine if any of these migration tools would save enough time and effort for this type of environment to be worth the cost.  It would be nice if we could do the upgrade all in once day instead of having 2 outages.

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:40 AM

Answers

  • check AvePoint

    http://www.avepoint.com/products/sharepoint-infrastructure-management/migration-and-integration/

    also check this one too if it will fit for you

    http://www.metalogix.com/Products/Content-Matrix/Compare.aspx


    Kind Regards, John Naguib Technical Consultant/Architect MCITP, MCPD, MCTS, MCT, TOGAF 9 Foundation

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:32 AM
  • Hi MyGposts,

    I want to say that Microsoft doesn't allow us to update directly from 2007 to 2013 for some serious reasons. From my experience, we have updated code base from 2007 to 2010, migrated data and configs and then tested this stuff. Then, the same schema for 2010 to 2013. We have used 3rd party tools only for content migration.

    Just keep in mind that rule number is to check is that 3rd party tools for migration do their work perfect. Because some of them can break your farm or make it non-supportable by Microsoft.

    Thanks,
    Dmitri

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:27 PM
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:04 PM
  • Hi MyGposts,

    I think migration from the WSS 3.0 to SPF2010 will be the most tricky one. You'll have to move your code base and check that everything works as it should. And then move content.

    Migration from 2010 to 2013 won't be really tricky for you because it will be your 2nd migration and I think thing that's why it will be easier for you.

    Thanks and good luck!

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:26 PM
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:31 PM

All replies

  • check AvePoint

    http://www.avepoint.com/products/sharepoint-infrastructure-management/migration-and-integration/

    also check this one too if it will fit for you

    http://www.metalogix.com/Products/Content-Matrix/Compare.aspx


    Kind Regards, John Naguib Technical Consultant/Architect MCITP, MCPD, MCTS, MCT, TOGAF 9 Foundation

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:32 AM
  • HI,There are third party tools to upgrade sharepoint but not from wss 3.0 to directly sharepoint 2013.Its not at all possible as I know.Please find the below link that clearly explains the Upgrade process.

    http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/2014/03/sharepoint-up-gradationmoss2007.html


    Anil Avula[MCP,MCSE,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP,MCSM] See Me At: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:45 AM
  • HI,There are third party tools to upgrade sharepoint but not from wss 3.0 to directly sharepoint 2013.Its not at all possible as I know.Please find the below link that clearly explains the Upgrade process.

    http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/2014/03/sharepoint-up-gradationmoss2007.html


    Anil Avula[MCP,MCSE,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP,MCSM] See Me At: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/

    It looks like there are such products.  

    This one says it can be used to migrate directly from even WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013.

    http://www.fpweb.net/sharepoint-2013/migrate-sharepoint-2003-to-sharepoint-2013/

    I don't like that it doesn't indicate anything about pricing on the page so you have to call a sales rep and give away all your contact information before you can get a quote.  I probably will not call them.


    We would "like" to speed up the migration process and have only a single outage, but since the SharePoint environment is small, we will not be spending thousands of dollars just to save having to do two upgrades.  We would probably end up just going to 2010 and canceling the 2013 upgrade if needed.
    • Edited by MyGposts Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:29 PM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:23 PM
  • Hi MyGposts,

    I want to say that Microsoft doesn't allow us to update directly from 2007 to 2013 for some serious reasons. From my experience, we have updated code base from 2007 to 2010, migrated data and configs and then tested this stuff. Then, the same schema for 2010 to 2013. We have used 3rd party tools only for content migration.

    Just keep in mind that rule number is to check is that 3rd party tools for migration do their work perfect. Because some of them can break your farm or make it non-supportable by Microsoft.

    Thanks,
    Dmitri

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:27 PM
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:04 PM
  • OK, so we will probably just do the upgrade manually then.

    Which is the more difficult move? WSS 3.0 to SPF 2010 or SPF 2010 to SPF 2013?

    If it all possible,we would like to do the 2010 to 2013 upgrade as soon as SPF 2010 is up and running, so that the users only see one change instead of two.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 4:41 PM
  • Hi MyGposts,

    I think migration from the WSS 3.0 to SPF2010 will be the most tricky one. You'll have to move your code base and check that everything works as it should. And then move content.

    Migration from 2010 to 2013 won't be really tricky for you because it will be your 2nd migration and I think thing that's why it will be easier for you.

    Thanks and good luck!

    • Marked as answer by MyGposts Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:26 PM
    Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:31 PM
  • As your migration involves skipping of intermediate SharePoint versions, you can try evaluation version of any third party tools. I would suggest Vyapin SharePoint Migration Tool as it supports migration to and from all SharePoint versions.  
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:55 AM