I am trying to upgrade a system from SharePoint 2003 to 2007 using gradual upgrade. I've moved all of the smaller site collections successfully, but I'm running into trouble with the larger ones (2-30GB).
The upgrade process is running for a couple of hours and then timing out during DropFullTextSearch. The timeout period seems to be about 30 minutes.
Is there anything I can do to either improve performance for the upgrade process or extend the timeout?
I already tried doing a database migration, but with that method none of the site collections showed up in SharePoint central admin.