Migrating BDLC to a new SharePoint Version
Planning to upgrade your SharePoint to the next version? Learn here how to keep all your BDLC connections and continue synchronizing your external data sources into your new SharePoint environment.
When migrating your SharePoint, it is possible to take your BDLC environment and all connections with you.
Check below for general migration notes and then version-specific notes and known issues.
General Migration Notes
The easiest way to do so is to re-attach the database. Here are some points
to consider when doing so:
- Make sure the BDLC is installed in the appropriate version in your new
- BDLC configuration items identify their connected lists through the ID of
the list and the ID of its website. Migrating by re-attaching the database will
not alter these IDs so your configurations are still valid and you can use BDLC
immediately after upgrading.
- When using migration tools, the possible change of the list and web IDs
should be looked over carefully. If, after a migration your BDLC connected lists
seems to have no connection settings anymore, it is most likely that the IDs
have changed and no longer refer to the values in the configuration list
BDLC itself does not provide functionality to detect changed IDs. You
will have to correct all these IDs manually before the BDLC will be able to run
as expected within your new environment.
Please note that you will need a new license for the new server(s). Contact
[email protected] for
assistance in getting the updated licenses with the new server names.