This article outlines how to migrate Bamboo products from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016.
NOTE: In order to migrate a Bamboo product to SharePoint 2106 from a SharePoint 2013 environment, you need to ensure that the SharePoint 2013 farm has the appropriate version installed. If your Bamboo product version is older, you may need to upgrade the SharePoint 2013 version before migrating to SharePoint 2016. 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.
For additional information about upgrading your existing SharePoint 2013 Farm to SharePoint 2016, read these TechNet articles:
- Get started with upgrades to SharePoint 2016
- Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint 2016
- Plan for SharePoint 2016
- Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2016
- Upgrade databases from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016
Bamboo Solutions supports the Database Attach upgrade method for upgrading to SharePoint 2016. The migration of Bamboo products deployed on SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 environments directly to SharePoint 2016 Farms is not supported. These environments must be migrated to SharePoint 2013 first.
|1.||Before migrating, update the Bamboo products you have in SharePoint 2013 to the latest available release.|
|2.||Uninstall any products that are not available on SharePoint 2016. Group Email is an example of a product that was not ported to SharePoint 2016. If you do not remove the Bamboo Group Email from the SharePoint 2013 farm before migrating, the migration will fail because the feature will not be available in the SharePoint 2016 farm.|
Retrieve the SharePoint 2016 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 2016 farm.
Backup the SharePoint 2013 content database(s) and attach it to the SharePoint 2016 farm. If the database attach fails, see steps 1-3 above.
After the 2013 content databases have been successfully attached and upgraded to SharePoint 2016, you MUST retract and redeploy (or uninstall and reinstall) your Bamboo SharePoint 2016 products on the SharePoint 2016 farm.
This process removes the SharePoint 2013 Web Part references and replaces them with SharePoint 2016 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.