I'm in the middle of a 2010 Enterprise to 2013 Enterprise migration, I've successfully restored all custom solutions, content, BDC, UPS etc. but now sure how to migrate search (we're not using FAST)
I had a look at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262483.aspx and it says "The following service applications have databases that you can upgrade during this process:" and Search is listed
However for the other services I restore the dbs and then use the names when creating the service, with search I need to use PowerShell to specify the database name
New-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication -DatabaseName but if I select the restored 2010 admin database it will complain that it is not empty (I suspected it would do that)
Essentially we only use SP search for people (so far) with lots of custom metadata properties coming from various system, I wish to not have to remap these with the UPS
Best way to migrate SP2010 search to SP2013 without recreating and mapping metadata properties?
Thanks in advance