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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - SharePoint Upgrade using Metalogix Solutions (2010 to 2013)

Converting from EBS to RBS for Site Collection Scoped Profiles

These steps are for StoragePoint versions prior to 5.1.3305, but at least 4.1. If the version of StoragePoint is prior to 4.1, contact Metalogix to upgrade StoragePoint.

To upgrade an EBS site collection profile to RBS, follow these steps within Central Administration:

1)On the Storage Profiles page, click the Create New Profile link. Create a profile with a content database scope and make sure the Use Remote Blob Storage button is selected.

a.Add an endpoint to the profile where all site collections under the content database will write their blobs. (See the StoragePoint Installation and Administration guide for more information on creating profiles and endpoints.)

2)On the Storage Profiles page, click the Jobs link next to the RBS profile created in step #1.

3)On the Timer Jobs page, schedule or immediately run an Externalization job to convert EBS blob references in the content database to RBS.

4)Do not delete the EBS profiles. Change the Externalization option on the EBS profile to No and save the profile. (Note that these EBS profiles will now, effectively, be orphaned so leaving them within the interface will not have any effect on the new RBS externalization.)

Converting from EBS to RBS for StoragePoint 5.1.3305 and Newer

This feature is only available on SharePoint 2010. If a profile was initially configured to use EBS, there will be a link allowing for a one-time upgrade.

1.On the Edit Storage Profile page, click the Upgrade from EBS to RBS link.
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A new window will open.

There are a few scenarios that could be encountered, keeping in mind that site collection scoped profiles can only use EBS.

If the profile is site collection scoped:

·and there is no parent profile (Content Database or Web Application scoped), then a new profile must be created that uses RBS and covers the scope of the site collection.

·and there is an EBS parent profile, that parent profile will be converted to RBS, the site collection profile will be inactivated and hidden, and the site collection will now fall under the scope of that parent profile.

·and there is an RBS parent profile, the site collection profile will be inactivated and hidden, and the site collection will now fall under the scope of that parent profile.

If the profile is Content Database or Web Application scoped, it will be converted to RBS. Any Site Collection scoped profiles that are children to the converted profile will be inactivated and hidden. Any Content Database profiles that are children will be converted, but will not be deactivated.

All content within the scope of the profile will be converted automatically.

Converted content will not be moved to the parent or grandparent profile endpoint. That can be done with a Bulk Migration job.

Converting a SC scoped profile with an EBS Parent profile.

Converting a SC scoped profile with an EBS Parent profile.

 

Converting a CDB scoped profile with a child SC profile.

Converting a CDB scoped profile with a child SC profile.

Click Convert.

2.Click OK on the prompt to confirm.
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3.Click OK on the confirmation prompt.
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4.The page is returned to the profile page. Note the change to the profile scope.
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5.On the Job Summary page, there will be an entry for the EBS to RBS Conversion timer job. This summary will show how many BLOBs were converted.
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EBSRBS job summary

Known Issues

Error Testing Restored Databases

When testing (executing the PowerShell command Test-ContentDatabase) a restored content database in the SharePoint 2013 farm, an error message similar to this may be received:

Database [wss_content_21822_EBS] has reference(s) to a missing feature: Id = [4822d9ca-c6b1-46ab-993a-89a9cfb4e4ac],

Name = [StoragePoint], Description = [], Install Location = [StoragePoint].

It is because the externalization was not set to “No” before performing the content database backup on the SharePoint 2010 farm. It doesn’t prevent the database from being mounted or upgraded.

 

Using 2010 User Interface in SharePoint 2013

It is recommended that all site collections use the SharePoint 2013 user interface after the database attach upgrade. If the SharePoint 2010 user interface is used, some profiles may experience errors when changing externalization from ‘No’ to ‘Yes’.

 

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