I'm preparing to migrate our old SBS 2003 domain to 2008 and because someone
back in NT days named our internal domain without a .local extension an
automated migration is not supported. This is probably just as well as our
AD could use a lot of cleaning up. In order to make sure things go smoothly
I'm testing various aspects of the process on a test server.
What I would like to do is to restore a backup of our sharepoint website
onto the SBS 2008 website. Right now the website is running on sharepoint
services 2.0 on second server and for various reasons I'd like to move it to
the main SBS server in the new deployment. What I've done is backup the
sharepoint DB and tried to restore it to the new server from the operations
site. When I do that I get the message "Object WSS_Content failed in event
OnPostRestore The specified SPContentDatabase Name ...
Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance Name=Microsoft##SSEE has been upgraded to a
newer version of Sharepoint. Please upgrade the SharePoint application server
before attempting to Access this object. " Google unfortunately seems to
yield to much info on this for me to figure out what is best in an SBS
Ideally I'd just like to take the whole site from the old server (not called
companyweb) and use it as companyweb on the new one.
The old server is Server 2003 it shows Version under Farm information
The new server is SBS 2008 and it shows Version 188.8.131.5219
Do I need to upgrade the WSS version on the SBS server? (I've done all of
the updates the windows update says I need for the server) or is there a
better procedure for getting the old site moved over to the new
server/domain. As I said this is a test server so I can make a few mistakes
on it to get the procedure down pat for the move to the production machine.