Upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 - Part 4


In this last post of this series of upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013.

We will see the new feature of upgrade site collections which used be performed by the site collection administrator instead of farm administrator for SharePoint migration.

Please check the Part 1 and Part 2, and Part 3 upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 of this series here.

Try to browse the sites which you have upgraded in the last post.

Upgrade Site collections:

How to troubleshoot issues related to migration of Content DB:

Browse the site collections which are in new SharePoint 2013 farm, most of the times we will see the error on home page of site collection because various reasons.

SharePoint 2010 error message

The above error represents the way of displaying it in SharePoint 2010 mode.

Whereas SharePoint 2013 error message will be different way display, please check the above Screenshot.

SharePoint 2013 error message

To find the errors use “Get-SPLogevent” command to find what that error is.

Get-SPLogevent -starttime (get-date).addminutes (-20) | where-object {$_.correlation -eq “28331078-c03b-48e8-b27a-1b86ef7e5ce1”} | fl message > c:\errors.txt.

The above powershell command will filter the logs for the correlation Id logs that have been generated in ULS and store it in errors.txt file in C drive.

You can use Get-help command with examples.

You can use Merge-SPLogfile command to merge the log files across the farm into a single file.

To check whether the site collection is exists or go site settings page “URL”+/_layouts/settings.aspx we will see the below similar to below screenshot.

Experience all that SharePoint 15 has to offer. Start now or Remind me later

Great now we have the migrated site from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 farm showing in SharePoint 2010 mode.

It shows message as “Experience all that SharePoint 15 has to offer. Start now or Remind me later”.

Under the site collection administration we can see two new features “Site collection health checks” and “Site collection upgrade”.

Site collection health checks” and “Site collection upgrade

Site collection health checks:

Click on Site collection health checks to see if there are any issues with upgraded site collection.

From there click on “start checks” button.

Site collection health checks

Here in our case we don’t see any issues. So it is showing status in green color and it says “Clean bill of health”.

So, we are ready for an upgrade.

Site Collection Upgrade:

Click on site collection upgrade from the “Site collection upgrade “the below screen appears.

Site Collection Upgrade

Click on “Upgrade this Site collection”. We can try the demo upgrade as well it will create a clone of the current site collection.

Site Collection Upgrade

Click on I’m Ready from the above screenshot. It will start the site collection upgrade process.

Site Collection Upgrade

We can observe status as upgrade in Progress.

Congratulations we have upgraded the site collection successfully.

Site Collection Upgrade Status

Congratulations you have completed the up-gradation from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

You can status of migration from Central Administration.

status of migration from Central Administration

To verify that upgrade has succeeded, we can review the following log and error files:

The upgrade log file and the upgrade error log file.

Review the upgrade log file and the upgrade error log file (generated when we run the upgrade). The upgrade log file and the upgrade error log files are located at %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\15\LOGS. The logs are named in the following format: Upgrade-YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-SSS.log, Where YYYYMMDD is the date and HHMMSS-SSS is the time (hours in 24-hour clock format, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds). The upgrade error log file combines all errors and warnings in a shorter file and are named Upgrade-YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-SSS-error.log.

Hope you have enjoyed the series of posts to migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

Please check the Part 1 and Part 2, and Part 3 upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 of this series here.

Happy SharePoint migration.


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