Perform a database attach upgrade to SharePoint Foundation 2010
Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-18
Now that you have learned about the upgrade process by reading the articles in About the upgrade process (SharePoint Foundation 2010), and planned for your upgrade by following the steps in the articles in Plan and prepare for upgrade (SharePoint Foundation 2010), you are ready to perform database attach upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. You can follow the steps in this section for both a trial upgrade and your actual upgrade on your production farm.
In this section:
Use this checklist to make sure that you follow all necessary steps as you prepare for upgrade, perform the upgrade, and perform post-upgrade steps.
Before you can attach and upgrade your databases, you must fully configure your new environment.
After your new environment is fully configured, follow these steps to attach the databases and upgrade your SharePoint sites.
This video demonstrates how to use a database attach upgrade method with read-only databases to upgrade from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.