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Upgrade a stand-alone installation by using RBS (in-place) (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

 

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-15

This article describes how to upgrade from a stand-alone Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 system that has content databases that range in size from 4 gigabytes (GB) to 16 GB to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 with Remote BLOB Storage (RBS).

noteNote
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express supports databases up to 10 GB. If the installation includes content databases that are larger than 4 GB but smaller than 10 GB, you can upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express for your content database storage solution instead of implementing RBS. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=189418).

Before performing the operations described in this article, we strongly recommend that you read the following articles to ensure that you are following the best upgrade path:

To upgrade from a stand-alone installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010 with RBS
  1. Verify that the user account that is used to perform the upgrade and installation is a member of the Administrators group on the computer running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on which the upgrade is being performed and on which RBS is being installed.

  2. Confirm that the hardware configuration supports SharePoint Foundation 2010. For more information, see Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Foundation 2010).

  3. Verify that the available disk space meets the following requirements:

    • Available disk space is at least twice the size of the largest content database.

    • Available disk space is equal to or greater than the sum of the sizes of all content databases.

  4. Download the SharePoint Foundation 2010 software updates from the upgrade site.

  5. Open the local folder that contains the software download, and then double-click PrerequisiteInstaller. Accept the default values, and then complete the Prerequisite Installer Wizard.

  6. Double-click Setup, accept the default values, and then complete the Setup Wizard.

    When Setup completes, the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard automatically runs. If the wizard detects a SharePoint database that is larger than 4 GB, a message appears that notifies you that you must migrate the databases to RBS.

    noteNote
    If any SharePoint database is larger than 4 GB, all SharePoint databases must be migrated to RBS, even if some databases are smaller than 4 GB.
  7. If you have not previously installed RBS on the server, the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard fails, and then displays an error message that explains that databases larger than 4 GB were detected and that RBS must be installed. If you must install RBS, continue with the following steps. If you have already installed RBS on the server, the wizard completes successfully without displaying the error message.

  8. Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=177388 to download the RBS_X64.msi file.

    importantImportant
    You must install the version of RBS that is included in the SQL Server Remote BLOB Store installation package from the SQL Server Remote BLOB Store installation package from the Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. The version of RBS must be 10.50.xxx. No earlier version of RBS is supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  9. Open the folder that contains the file, and then double-click RBS_X64.msi to start the Install SQL Remote BLOB Storage Wizard.

  10. In the Install SQL Remote BLOB Storage Wizard, on the Feature Selection page, expand Server, click the down arrow next to Execute scripts, and then click Entire feature will be unavailable.

  11. Expand FILESTREAM Provider, expand Server, click the down arrow next to Execute scripts, and then click Entire feature will be unavailable.

  12. Complete the wizard by using the default values.

  13. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, and then click SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.

  14. The wizard completes the upgrade.

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