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Scott Lock Thoughts on .Net, and Windows Phone July 2008 Entries
Timeout Error When Upgrading SPS 2003 Content Database
Man, this issue has been kicking my butt all day. We've been working on a SharePoint 2003 upgrade (testing) and got to the final content database. Life was good up to this point. 110GB of content had upgraded and there were just a few hiccups, mostly related to size. Then, it came. The nasty, evil, dispicable: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. Over and Over... Basically what's happening from what we can tell is SQL Server ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2008 12:34 AM

Database gotchas when upgrading SPS 2003 to MOSS
Again, maybe old news but I thought I would post something interesting that happened during a recent upgrade from SPS 2003 to MOSS. SharePoint is very finicky when it comes to database transactions and sizing during the gradual upgrade process. Here are a couple of things to note: 1. Make sure you have enough size - When upgrading a site that had about 150GB in content, we needed about 500GB in space to complete the migration. 2. Make sure you know where your _Pair DB's Are - SharePoint for some ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:10 PM

SharePoint gradual upgrade disabled when using a SQL instance named SharePoint
This may be old news, but we just hit this issue the other day.  If you try to upgrade an instance of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or WSS 2.0 that is running on a named instance of SQL Server called "SharePoint", the gradual upgrade option is greyed out.  It turns out that this is because the installer thinks that you are trying to upgrade an instance of MSDE.  Changing the instance name to something other than "SharePoint" does the trick.  Talk about hardcoding something...

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:03 PM

MVP Award

I wanted to thank Microsoft for awarding me with an MVP award for 2008.  It is such an awesome program and an honor to be included in such a great group of professionals.  I really appreciate the friendships and relationships that are a part of this prestigous program.  Thanks again for the recognition and congratulations to all of the MVP award receipients.

Scott Lock

Posted On Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:21 PM

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