Testing and troubleshooting upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-28
Before you upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you should take time to test your upgrade process and understand what issues you might face in your actual upgrade. This section includes information about how to test upgrade and use the information from that test to predict how much time and how much space you will need for upgrade, and what steps you can take to clean up your environment before you perform your actual upgrade.
During and after upgrade, use the articles in this section to address any issues and resume the upgrade process.
In this section:
Follow these best practices to get the most out of your upgrade testing.
Find out how to plan for success by testing upgrade by using your actual data in either a physical or virtual environment.
Use your test information to understand how long your upgrade will take.
Upgrade runs more smoothly when you prepare your environment by cleaning up extra sites or data. This article lists common things that you should consider cleaning up before you start the upgrade process.
Follow these recommendations to troubleshoot any issues that occur during upgrade. You can also look up common issues and find out how to address them.
If you created a backup of your environment and databases before you began an in-place upgrade, or if you set your environment to read-only before you began a database attach upgrade, you can recover your environment if the upgrade process fails.
If you encounter errors during upgrade, you can address them by using the troubleshooting article, and then use this article to restart or resume upgrade.
In addition, the following resources can be helpful when you test your upgrade process:
SharePoint Products 2010 Upgrade Worksheet
Use this worksheet to record information about your environment while you test your upgrade. Download the worksheet from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=179928.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products - Test Your Upgrade Process model
This poster has a visual display of information about how to test your upgrade process. Download the poster from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=166303.