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SharePoint Upgrade: Upgrading a SharePoint 2010 farm to SharePoint 2016 Step by Step (Part 2)

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This post is the second part of a two part step by step tutorial on how to upgrade a SharePoint 2010 farm to SharePoint 2016.

To read the first part, click here.

Introduction

The SharePoint world is rapidly moving into the Cloud with SharePoint Online and Office 365, but some organizations are still not ready to move completely to Office 365 and SharePoint Online.

Upgrading to SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2019 that have support for hybrid scenarios can be a valid solution.

Upgrading a SharePoint farm can be a complex task and the upgrade process is composed by a series of steps:

  • Migrating Custom Developed Solutions from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016 (outside of the scope of this post)
  • Upgrade to a temporary SharePoint 2013 farm
  • Upgrade to the target SharePoint 2016 farm

*IMPORTANT NOTE: * In a typical upgrade process, the below steps should be performed twice if there are custom developed solutions:

  • The first time, to test the migration process and allow custom developed solutions to be properly migrated and tested by the end users
  • The second time, to perform the final migration, after all custom developed solutions are migrated and tested by the end users

This post is based on upgrading a SharePoint 2010 farm into SharePoint 2016 but should also be valid if you want to upgrade to SharePoint 2019. This post assumes that the we will only migrate the content database(s) from the source SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016 and all other SharePoint databases are created in the target SharePoint 2016 farm during its installation process.

If you want to learn more about how to install a SharePoint 2016 farm in an automated way using PowerShell, here and here.

This post will cover:

  • Upgrade to the target SharePoint 2016 farm

Upgrade to the target SharePoint 2016 farm

IMPORTANT NOTE: Migrating from SharePoint 2010 directly to SharePoint 2016 is not supported. To migrate from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016 we must first migrate to a temporary SharePoint 2013 farm and then migrate to SharePoint 2016.

The migration is performed using the database attach upgrade method (the only supported method to upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016).

In the upgrade process, for both the temporary SharePoint 2013 and the target SharePoint 2016 farms, you should create an empty web application so that a valid SharePoint content database is created. To learn more on how to install a SharePoint 2016 farm (process also valid for SharePoint 2013), click here and here.

To learn all about Upgrading a SharePoint 2010 farm to SharePoint 2016, click here

Happy SharePointing!

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