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Move and migrate servers and server farms (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: April 2, 2009

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Updated: 2009-04-02

This topic contains the information that is required to help you select and plan hardware and software changes to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 deployment. There are three specific paths that you can take to change a farm:

  • Move   Use the procedures for moving a farm or components when you are changing to different hardware. For example, use these procedures if you move to computers that have faster processors or larger hard disks.

  • Migrate   Use the procedures for migrating a farm or components when you are changing to a different platform or operating system. For example, use these procedures if you change from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.

  • Upgrade   Use the procedures for upgrading a farm or components when you are changing to a different version of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Decide whether to move, migrate, or upgrade

The following examples can help you understand the differences between moving, migrating, and upgrading:

Migration procedures

The following article provides information to help you migrate a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 farm, databases, and other components:

Moving procedures

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