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This is a follow on question from, Use backup restore then attach in Sharepoint 2007 to 2010 migration.

There are 5 databases in the SQL Server Instance for Sharepoint Server 2007:

  1. Sharepoint_AdminContent
  2. SUSDB
  3. WSS_Content_CompanyName_Intranet
  4. Sharepoint_Config
  5. WSS_Search_WINXXX

Which databases do I backup so that I may restore them on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 instance ready for migration to Sharepoint 2010? In particular what is "SUSDB"? Currently, I have backed up items 1, 2, and 3 and I don't believe I will have to migrate the search and config databases.

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SUSDB is the backend for WSUS – Ben Pilbrow Jan 10 '12 at 0:15
So do I need to migrate it to 2010 or will it get recreated in 2010 in another shape or form? – Seth Jan 10 '12 at 0:43
Oh WSUS = Windows Shared Update Services, so I'm guessing no. – Seth Jan 10 '12 at 0:43
The WSUS db is nothing to do with sharepoint - this server is either also your WSUS server or the SQL backend has been moved to this server. Either way, sharepoint won't create SUSDB, since it's not related. – Ben Pilbrow Jan 10 '12 at 0:57
So we have knocked off SUSDB, #2, #4 and #5. What about Sharepoint_AdminContent? It seems that will get recreated when the Sharepoint 2010 system is installed. – Seth Jan 12 '12 at 2:59
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1.SharePoint_AdminContent is for the Central Administration content DB so you don't need backup. same with 2.4 & 5 you can leave it. Only back up you need is WSS_Content _Intranet_db You can check the following series and many more regarding migration.

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