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Migrate SharePoint Managed Metadata to another farm or Service Application

In this blog will discuss how to migrate SharePoint Managed Metadata to another farm or Service Application using backup and restore feature. This can be done from the Central Administration of the SharePoint. Here are the steps:

  1. First, Backup the Managed Metadata Service.
  2. Then, Restore the backed up Managed Metadata Services to the required farm.
  3. You can create a new Manage Metadata Service in the new environment so that it uses the restored database.
Backup the Managed Metadata Service

 

  1. Logon to SharePoint with an account that is a Farm Administrators group member.
  2. Go to Backup and Restorein the Central Administration; click Perform a backup.
  3. In the Select Component to Back Up page, select the Managed Metadata Service application from the list (it is under the Shared Services Applications).
  4. In the Select Backup Options page, select the backup type.
  5. Enter the backup location path in the Backup Locationsection; click Start Backup.

 

Note:

To view the backup status, go to Backup and Restore in the Central Administration; click Check backup and restore job status. The general status is visible under Readiness section.

Restore the Managed Metadata Services to another farm

 

  1. Logon to SharePoint with an account that is a Farm Administrators group member.
  2. Go to Backup and Restorein the Central Administration; click Restore from a backup.
  3. From the list, select the backup job that contains the MMS service backup.
  4. In the Select Component to Restore page, select the MMS service application under Shared Services Applications.
  5. Go to the Restore the following componentlist under the Restore Component section in the Select Restore Options Ensure that it has the required MMS in the list.
  6. Select theSame configuration under the Type of restore under the Restore Options section; click Start Restore.

 

Note:

To view the restore status, go to Backup and Restore in the Central Administration, and click Check backup and restore job status. The general status is visible under the Restore section.

By using above steps you can simply migrate Managed Metadata of SharePoint from one to another SharePoint environment.

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