Move SharePoint Search Service Application to new server farm

bsim365 116 Reputation points
2024-06-25T16:49:43.9033333+00:00

I have successfully moved all my web applications and managed metadata term stores to a new server farm from AWS to Azure. I can't figure out how to copy the custom search service applications over that contain custom schema, crawled properties, etc...

I have tried multiple PowerShell scripts that fail, have made backups of the SSA from current farm through central admin and the restore on the new server fails. Anybody know how to move custom SSA over to a new farm.

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  1. Ling Zhou_MSFT 15,320 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-26T05:30:59.5766667+00:00

    Hi @bsim365,

    Thank you for posting in this community.

    If you need to move SharePoint Search Service Application to a new farm, you need to move the database of SharePoint Search Service Application to a new farm, you can refer to this official document to move SharePoint Search Service Application's database to a new farm.

    Move or rename service application databases in SharePoint Server


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