Im migrating a SPS2003 site to MOSS 2007. Its crucial I maintain version history. I followed this process:
- Do the pre upgrade check
- Backup DB from SPS2003
- Restore DB to SQL in virtual machine with MOSS 2007
- Attach DB to empty site in MOSS 2007 in my virtual machine
At this point i have the 2003 content in 2007 with the correct meta date (username, modified date etc). I now need to move the site from my virtual machine to our stage then live environments.
- Export the site using stsadm (with -includeusersecurity and -versions 4)
- Import the site into staging environment using stsadm (with -includesecurity).
This all works ok and I have the site, complete with metadata. However the modified date of the version history is changing to the last modified datetime of the document for each version. The user who created each version is intact.
Ive read some contradicting info on the old net, but is it possible to maintain the version history modified date?
Im running MOSS 2007 SP2 on my virtual machine and staging environment