As per title I am looking to move an existing SP Foundation 2010 to a new SP Standard 2013 server I have setup (Both are virtual machines).
Current site - SharePoint Foundation 2010 (fairly small in size two content databases when I check in Central Admin - In our site this is WSS_Content and WSS_Content_Research size of these in SQL Server are 4GB and 16GB respectively). Databases in background are built on SQL Server 2012 R2, these are backed up daily, no issue with space etc.
I have created a new server with appropriate specs as per technet (Sharepoint 2013 standard server).
I am looking for the most straight forward step by step methodology to move all content (hopefully with all metadata etc, with the lease possible amount of issues across to the new server instance.)
Can anyone recommend a free/reasonably priced tool that might do this? Or have a step by step guide (idiots guide would be just fine!)?
I have download Sharegate trial version and ran a copy of sites which came back with 4 red errors (these seemed fairly minor)
I have very little customized content bar a custom list (built mostly in SharePoint Designer 2010 with customized aspx - is this straight forward to move across?, it also has a large number of associated Workflows). Will I need to take down the system for a short time for switching over? Any help or advice would be HUGELY appreciated.