Move and migrate servers and server farms (Office SharePoint Server 2007)
Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007
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Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-30
This topic contains the information that is required to help you select and plan hardware and software changes to a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 deployment. There are three specific paths that you can take to change a farm:
Move Use the procedures for moving a farm or components when you are changing to different hardware. For example, use these procedures if you move to computers that have faster processors or larger hard disks.
Migrate Use the procedures for migrating a farm or components when you are changing to a different platform or operating system. For example, use these procedures if you change from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.
Upgrade Use the procedures for upgrading a farm or components when you are changing to a different version of Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Decide whether to move, migrate, or upgrade
The following examples can help you understand the differences between moving, migrating, and upgrading:
Changing from a test farm environment to a production environment involves moving a farm. If you have set up a new Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm in a test environment and want to transition to a production environment that uses similar hardware, use the Move to another farm (Office SharePoint Server 2007) procedure.
Changing from 32-bit to 64-bit hardware is a migration process. You might have to change to 64-bit hardware if you plan to upgrade to run Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a Windows Server 2008 environment. To change to 64-bit hardware, use the Migrate an existing server farm to a 64-bit environment (Office SharePoint Server 2007) procedure.
If you have run out of space on a current database server, you can move the databases to a new, larger disk.
- If you want to move all the databases that are associated with a farm, use the [Move all databases (Office SharePoint Server 2007)](cc512725\(v=office.12\).md) procedure. - If you want to move only content databases, use the [Move content databases (Office SharePoint Server 2007)](cc263037\(v=office.12\).md) procedure.
The following articles provide information to help you migrate an Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm, databases, and other components:
The following articles provide information to help you move an Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm, databases, and other components: