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Migrate the SharePoint Web site

Updated: January 22, 2009

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

noteNote
This is an optional task.

To migrate the internal Web site

  1. In the Migration Wizard, on the Migration Wizard Home page, click Migrate SharePoint Web site, and then click Next.

  2. If you do not want to migrate your internal Web site, click Skip Task, and then click Next.

  3. If you want to migrate your internal Web site, perform the steps in the following procedures.

Steps performed on the Source Server

  1. In Internet Explorer, browse to http://companyweb, and then verify that the internal Web site is displayed properly.

  2. If the internal Web site is not displayed properly or if you are unsure, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

  3. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  4. In the DNS Manager console, expand <ServerName>, expand Forward Lookup Zones, expand <DomainName>, and then verify that the Alias (CNAME) record for the internal Web site points to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Source Server. If necessary, update the properties of the internal Web site.

  5. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  6. At the command prompt, type the following:

    cd \ProgramFiles\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\

  7. At the command prompt, type the following:

    stsadm –o export –url http://companyweb –filename C:\cwebexport.bak -overwrite -includeusersecurity

  8. When the export command finishes, check the logs for errors.

  9. Copy the file cwebexport.bak to a shared location on your network or to removable storage media, such as a USB drive.

Steps performed on the Destination Server

  1. Copy the file cwebexport.bak from the shared location on your network or removable storage media to the C drive on the Destination Server

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DNS.

  3. Click Continue in the User Account Control dialog box.

  4. In the DNS Manager console, expand <ServerName>, expand Forward Lookup Zones, expand <DomainName>, and then change the properties of the Alias (CNAME) record for the internal Web site to point to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Destination Server.

  5. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

  6. At the command prompt, type the following:

    ipconfig /flushdns

  7. In Internet Explorer, browse to http://companyweb to verify that the new internal Web site is displayed.

  8. At the command prompt, type the following:

    cd \ProgramFiles\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\

  9. At the command prompt, type the following:

    stsadm –o import –url http://companyweb –filename C:\cwebexport.bak -includeusersecurity

  10. When the import command finishes, check the logs for errors.

  11. In Internet Explorer, browse to http://companyweb to verify that content from the old internal Web site is imported into the new internal Web site.

  12. When you finish migrating your internal Web site to the Destination Server, return to the Migration Wizard, click Task Complete on the Migrate your internal Web site page, and then click Next.

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