Would like to move the below service applications from one farm to another:

  1. Managed Metadata Web Service
  2. Web Analytics Web Service

please suggest?

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For the Managed Metadata SA: copy (backup/restore) the database and recreate the MMS SA in the new farm pointing to the restored DB.

For Web Analytics: why would you ever want to do that? The information is tied to the farm it comes from.

  • Web Analytics consumes high CPU usage on the DB server, so decided to move it to SAF...any suggestion? Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 13:36
  • Yes, Web Analytics is a resouce consuming beast. But you asked about moving it from one farm to another farm? Just recreate the WA SA on the new farm and start from scratch. Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 13:42
  • do not want to lose the existing WA stats, is there a way to bring those data into the new WA? Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 13:46
  • The data in the WA will be worthless unless you restore the whole farm. Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 14:07

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