I have installed SharePoint 2010 in Windows server 2008 and i want to migrate to Windows server 2012 R2 Suggest any Pre-Cure step for Preventing from crash?

  • I have All site collection backup from central Admin

Update : SharePoint 2010 not supported in Win. server 2012, but SharePoint 2010 SP2 configuration supported ,but it also have some limitaion like it's not supported Windows in-place upgrade for this scenario.

  • Only database migration or database with SharePoint to 2013? Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 7:53
  • Database with SharePoint But not in sharepoint 2013 , It just server OS Migrating 2008 to 2013@AtishDipongkor Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 8:01
  • Do you want upgrade os of sharepoint server or sql server also? How many server in farm?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 8:11
  • only OS of SharePoint server not SQL server @WaqasSarwarMCSE Commented Jun 18, 2016 at 8:31

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You have to uninstall sharepoint, upgrade os and reinstall the sharepoint with exact version.

To perform a full-version operating system upgrade on a SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013 server, follow these steps: Make sure that the intended operating system is supported by the version of SharePoint that you are running.

  • Detach the content databases from the SharePoint server.
  • Uninstall SharePoint through Control Panel.
  • Upgrade the operating system.
  • Reinstall SharePoint
  • Attach the content databases

Here is the reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2818510

But if you have one more server which you can use for temp purpose then this will be even safe.

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