Approaches for migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013


In this post, we will discuss various approaches for migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013.

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There are two way for migration SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 and the way is
1. Database Attach

2. Content migration

Database attach:
– This option upgrades the database schema by attaching a content database from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.

-Then you upgrade again by attaching it to SharePoint 2013. This requires an intermediate environment of SharePoint 2010.

– Essentially, it involves twice the migration effort and an extra environment to build and support.

Content migration:
– This option allows for direct migration of content from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013.

– It does not involve the upgrade of the database schema.

– It requires a third-party migration tool and can be run directly on the target SharePoint 2013 environment. In short, the tool scans the current SharePoint 2007 sites and libraries, creates new sites and structures in 2013, and copies content to the new libraries and lists while retaining the metadata, security and other properties.

These are tool’s
1. AvePoint DocAve

2. Axceler ControlPoint

3. Sharegate

4. Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint

5. Metavis Migration Suite


6. Quest Migration Manager for SharePoint

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About Navneet Singh

I am Navneet Singh, Working at C3it software solutions pvt. ltd. in Pune. My core skills are SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, SharePoint Designer Workflow, Nintex Workflow, Infopath, Webpart, CSOM/SSOM, Power-shell, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

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