Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Sharepoint 2003 upgrade to Moss 2007 takes a lot of diskspace

For one of my clients I'm currently migrating there old SharePoint 2003 Portal to the new Moss 2007 environment.

We are using the gradual upgrade procedure, this is the most safe procedure but also uses a lot of diskspace.

I did an upgrade of a WSS site of 32 GB, I monitored the diskspace usage:

  • 32 GB for the content database datafile
  • 41,4 GB for the content database logfile
  • 82,8 GB for the temp datafile
  • 42 GB for the temp logfile

TOTAL = 198,20 GB for an upgrade of 32 GB

That's "orginal content" x 6,19 = "diskspace needed for the upgrade"

So be sure you have enough diskspace before you start your upgrades!

After the upgrade the temp db is automaticaly deleted and you can shrink the log file of the content database on the SQL Server to free up some diskspace.

My First Blog Post ever !

Hello World !

This is my first blog post ever (yes it's a shame, I know)

Who am I? My name is Bart Vandenheede, 27 years old and I live in Anzegem, this is a small town nearby Waregem, Kortrijk in Belgium.

I'm currently working as a SharePoint Consultant for Dolmen, one of the biggest IT companies in Belgium. Dolmen is one of the first Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Information Worker Solutions.

So you can already guess the main subjects of this blog?

  • Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007
  • Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0
I already past the SharePoint exam 70-630, so I can call myself
"Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring".