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If you feel confident in your abilities, you can try the Database Detach and Attach move as Waqas mentioned above. Using a third-party migration tool would most likely be the easiest way. Especially since the version numbers would not be a factor. Most of the major players in that market offer free trial so you can get a good idea of their different ...
You can save site collection as a template without including content. Then create new site collection based on that template.
To get the site id use powershell. Interestingly in my case I can create the powershell object. E.g. $s=Get-SpSite <url> $s.ID Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN Then execute STSADM -o deleteconfigurationobject -id <site id> In once case this worked Or you can try deleting $s.Delete ...
I am confident, this is not supported approach, what i believe you have to uninstall the Enterprise on your source farm. Build new Farm, Move the Database to new farm and attach them Run Full sync & full crawl. Have a look on this article; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262747.aspx or I would also check the 3rd party tools i.e Metalogix, ...
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