This article outlines how to migrate Bamboo products 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 (including whether the product is supported on SharePoint 2013 with the SharePoint 2010 look and feel).
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
- Upgrade from Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013
- Upgrade databases from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013
Bamboo Solutions supports the Database Attach upgrade method for upgrading to SharePoint 2013. The migration of Bamboo products deployed on SharePoint 2007 environments directly to SharePoint 2013 Farms is not supported. These environments must be migrated to SharePoint 2010 first. Bamboo also does not support the downgrade of SharePoint editions during a migration. (i.e., SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Foundation 2013)
|Before migrating, update the Bamboo products you have in SharePoint 2010 to the latest available release.
|Uninstall any products that are not available on SharePoint 2013. Cross List is an example of a product that was not ported to SharePoint 2013. If you do not remove the Bamboo Cross List from the SharePoint 2010 farm before migrating, the migration will fail because the feature will not be available in the SharePoint 2013 farm.
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.
Install the Bamboo products on the SharePoint 2013 farm.
Backup the SharePoint 2010 content database and attach it to the SharePoint 2013 farm. If the database attach fails, see steps 1-3 above.
After the 2010 content databases have been successfully attached and upgraded to SharePoint 2013, you MUST retract and redeploy (or uninstall and reinstall) your Bamboo SharePoint 2013 products on the SharePoint 2013 farm.
This process removes the SharePoint 2010 Web Part references and replaces them with SharePoint 2013 references in the newly attached content databases. This is not a Bamboo specific step. It must be performed for most 3rd party SharePoint software installations. If this step is skipped users will usually see errors when adding web parts to pages.
Perform the permanent Visual Upgrade to upgrade your SharePoint 2010 site collections to the SharePoint 2013 Look and Feel.