Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Migrating PerformancePoint Charts to another server

It seems that the migration of PerformancePoint content like charts, between servers have been somewhat of a vague area for many of us. I searched around the internet and found that quite a lot of people, like the people in our team, opted to recreate all the content on the new server. This is obviously not a very efficient migration method at all, and this is just not suitable for moving content to the production server of a client.

I found a solution to a part of our problem, but not to the whole problem. Dan English is a BI developer and it seems to me that the guy knows what he's talking about. Read what he has to say about migrating content between servers:

The problem with his solution is that we need to have a connection to both the "old" server from where we want to migrate the content and to the "new" server to where we want to migrate the content. I am sure some of you can immediately see that this is still not the optimal solution for migrating content to a client server although it can be done.

What I am looking for is a way for us to package the content that we want to migrate and then restore it on the client server. One of my teammates suggested that it might be possible to do this by backing up the Sharepoint site or site collection (all our content is deployed to Sharepoint sites), but we have not had the time to look into it.

I would appreciate it if anyone can suggest anything. We are working on this and I will definitely post the solution once we have found it!



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