Evaluate partner solutions that support migration from SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007


 A customer is looking to migrate their SPS 2003 content to MOSS 2007 and also restructure their sites during the migration process.


None of the standard upgrade approach from Microsoft would accomplish that and I’ve been evaluating some partner solutions that support content migration from WSS V2/SPS 2003 to WSS V3/MOSS 2007. The following 2 products have been evaluated and compared based on the trial download and information I received from the indivisual product sales/support/bussiness dev team.

































































 


Tzunami Deployer 2.01


DocAve 4.1 Migrator


Technology


Client


·          .NET-based Windows application


Server add-on:


·          Web service/OM on MOSS servers


 


DocAve server:


·          Database service


·          Network service


·          Tomcat service (java-based web server)


DocAve media server:


·          Media service


·          Patch service


DocAve client:


·          Communication service (Web service/OM)


DocAve database:


·          Builtin – MySQL


·          Or existing SQL Server


Browser access:


·          Hosted by Tomcat (http://server:8080/docave)


Remote access


Windows application running on remote desktops


Browser access supported with username/password


Installation components



  • Client on remote desktop

  • Web service on MOSS servers


  • Server on any machine

  • Client on SPS 2003 web-front end servers

  • Media server also required.

Site level and item level migration


Yes


Yes


Modified time and Modified by


Preserved


Preserved


Create a new site in target on the fly


Yes (Collaboration Portal and Publishing Portal not available, need to exist already)


No (target sites need to exist already)* Updated in 2/1/2007 release. Now target sites can be created on the fly in 2007 


Support migration from sites based on custom sitedef


Yes


Yes


User permissions required


Farm admin rights, etc (workaround – offline support for non-admin users and then commit to SharePoint by admin)


Special power user rights granted by using Control Panel in the software


Migration sources supported


·         File Shares


·         SharePoint Portal Server 2001


·         WSS V2/SPS 2003


·         Exchange Public Folders (mail items, files, discussions, contacts, appointments, etc.)


·         Lotus Notes


·         EMC Documentum and eRoom


·         Hummingbird


·         OpenText Livelink


·         Plumtree


·         Hyperwave


·         Custom repositories


 


·         SPS 2003


·         Exchange Public folder


Touch databases


No


No


Migrate views


No (available in later version)


Yes


List types supported for migration


All list types


·         List securities not preserved


·         Discussion board pending


·         Survey pending (Update: surveys are now supported 5/12/07)


Schedule migration task in UI


No


Yes


Pricing model



  • based on content size + maintenance fee

·         base price + price per SPS 2003 user


 


Note: everything listed aboved is based on personal evaluations done before 3/13/2007 and information is subject to change. Please always refer to each product web site for the updated product information.


Tzunami Deployer: http://www.tzunami.com/products/?did=11


DocAve Migrator: http://www.avepoint.com/products/sharepoint-migration/

Comments (4)

  1. Jingmei Li wrote a handy little comparison of using Tzunami Deployer 2.01 and DocAve 4.1 Migrator for

  2. saqibsabir says:

    Hi Jingmei,

    Thanks for the breakdown – great starting place.

    Am forwarding to my colleagues too.

    Rgds,

    Saqib

  3. cnu.p2005 says:

    Hi Jingmei,

    I am trying to migrate from Open Text Livelink to MOSS,current application developed using Live Link and Java, can you please advise migration approches

    for above requirement. and market tools.

  4. cnu.p2005 says:

    Hi Jingmei,

    I am trying to migrate from Open Text Livelink to MOSS,current application developed using Live Link and Java, can you please advise migration approches

    for above requirement. and market tools.

    Regards

    Cnu