This article outlines how to migrate Community Central from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Foundation 2013 & SharePoint Server 2013).
NOTE: In order to migrate a Bamboo product to SharePoint 2103 from a SharePoint 2010 environment, you need to ensure that the SharePoint 2010 farm has the appropriate version installed. If your Bamboo product version is older, you may need to upgrade the SharePoint 2010 version before migrating to SharePoint 2013. Please refer to information about the specific products that are installed on the farm you are migrating for possible additional steps needed or limitations of the migration. Please note that Community Central does not support “SharePoint 2010 look and feel” on SharePoint 2013.
For additional information about upgrading your existing SharePoint 2010 Farm to SharePoint 2013, read these TechNet articles:
- Get started with upgrades to SharePoint 2013
- Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint 2013
- Plan for SharePoint 2013
- Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
Bamboo Solutions supports the Database Attach upgrade method for upgrading to SharePoint 2013. Bamboo does not support the downgrade of SharePoint editions during a migration (i.e., SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013).
The steps are slightly different if your Community Central site is a sub-site vs. a root site. Remember in SharePoint, a site collection is made up of one top-level site (the root site) and all sites (sub-sites) below it. Follow the steps below and at Step 4, follow the instructions depending on which type your Community Central site is that you are migrating.
Follow Microsoft’s Upgrade databases from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 article to perform the database-attach migration.
|2.||During the migration process, retrieve the SharePoint 2013 installation package and license keys for the Bamboo products you are migrating. See Migrate your Bamboo Product License Key From one SharePoint version to another for additional details.|
After successfully migrating your farm to SharePoint 2013 (the Microsoft bits), run the SharePoint 2013 Bamboo product installation package(s) downloaded in Step 2 above. During the installation, under Deployment Targets, be sure to select the appropriate Web Applications where the Bamboo product was deployed in the old environment. For more information about installation, refer to How to run the Installation-Setup Program.
A: If sub-site:
|i.||After upgrading the databases (as outlined in Microsoft’s database-attach migration instruction), access the SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home site.||
|ii.||Click on the Start now hyperlink at the top of the site (above ribbon)|
Select the Upgrade this Site Collection button
|iv.||After upgrading the Site Collection, re-activate site features by accessing the SharePoint 2013 server and running Bamboo Feature Activation from the Community Central Installer|
|v.||Once you have re-activated the site features, access the SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home site, select the Settings icon, and click on Community Central Control Panel|
|vi.||Click on Manage Community Central Upgrades, under Upgrade Manager|
|vii.||Click the select all checkbox for Optional Master Page Upgrades, then click the Upgrade button.|
|After the upgrade is complete, it will automatically redirect you to your SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home Site.|
B. If Root site:
If Community Central was deployed in SharePoint 2010 on the root site, when you try to access the SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home Site, the browser will display ‘The webpage cannot be found’ message. In order to upgrade, please follow the steps below:
|i.||Access the SharePoint 2013 server, and launch PowerShell using the System Admin account (Shift + Right-Click > Run as Different User)|
|ii.||Run the following cmdlet command: upgrade-SPsite “url” *–VersionUpgrade*|
|iii.||Access the SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home site.||
|iv.||Click on the Start now hyperlink at the top of the site (above ribbon)|
Select the Upgrade this Site Collection button
|vi.||After upgrading the Site Collection, re-activate site features by accessing the SharePoint 2013 server and running Bamboo Feature Activation from the Community Central Installer|
|vii.||Once you have re-activated the site features, access the SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home site, select the Settings icon, and click on Community Central Control Panel|
|viii.||Click on Manage Community Central Upgrades, under Upgrade Manager|
|ix.||Click the select all checkbox for Optional Master Page Upgrades, then click the Upgrade button||
After the upgrade is complete, it will automatically redirect you to your SharePoint 2013 Community Central Home Site.
|5.||For both types of sites: activate the SharePoint 2013 versions of Bamboo products by following the instructions in the topic Install and Activate a License for Bamboo Products in SharePoint 2013.|