This is part 2 of the upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 where we will be looking at the upgrade improvements.
Please check the part1 upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 of this series here.
There are a few improvements in the database base attach upgrade process for SharePoint migration.
Please find the below improvements.
1. Deferred site collections upgrade.
2. Site collections health checks.
3. Upgrade evolution site collections.
4. System event notification.
5. Logging changes.
6. Site collection upgrade throttling.
7. New Upgrade Process.
Allows existing 2010 site collections to work with SharePoint 2013.
Replaces the Visual upgrade
Deep backward compatibility.
You can run this using Power shell script or OOB settings.
UI for site collection Admin:
Go to Site settings under site collection administration click on Site collections health check.
Once we click on start checks below details list will display. Please see the below screenshot.
The above screenshot Show's the rules.
If the above screen shows any errors we need to fix the errors before migrating the site collection.
After resolving we can click to try it again and check what the results are.
From The site settings under site collection administration click on the site collection upgrade.
Where we will get an option for a trail a demo upgrade.
From the above screenshot if we click on “Create Upgrade Evaluation site collection “ It will below confirmation message.
After completion of demo upgrade user will receive an email confirmation with URL of evolution site collection.
After attaching the content Db to the respective webapplication new SharePoint 2013 Farm, whenever we open the new site collection it will show message as “Experience all that SharePoint 15 has to offer. Start now or Remind me later”.
Logging has been changed to ULS format.
Per SPSite logs available for site collection administrator.
This feature prevents self service site collection upgrade. It uses the Upgrade Timer Job.
This can be achieved at three levels:
So far in this series of posts we have seen the new upgrade improvements SharePoint 2013.
Hope you have enjoyed the SharePoint migration part 2 of this series.
In part3 upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to 2013 we will see what is the new upgrade process in SharePoint 2013 compared to SharePoint 2010.
Devendra Velegandla is a four-time recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award (2014-2017) for Office Servers and Services MVP and SharePoint Server. He received the MCC award for his contributions in Microsoft MSDN/TechNet forums. He loves sharing articles, videos, and tutorial on SharePoint and Office 365.