Perform a database attach upgrade to SharePoint Server 2010
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Now that you have learned about the upgrade process by reading the articles in About the upgrade process (SharePoint Server 2010), and planned for your upgrade by following the steps in the articles in Plan and prepare for upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010), you are ready to perform a database attach upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint Server 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.
These videos demonstrate how to use a database attach upgrade method with read-only databases to upgrade from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.