Moving Commerce Server 2007 Databases

I needed to move the set of Commerce Server databases from one server to another, so I developed and tested this procedure.



  1. Script the database users to file. Our site is using domain users, so I performed this step first to keep the users in sync with a backup/restore of the databases.
  2. Backup each of the Commerce Server databases:

    • Marketing
    • Marketing_Lists
    • ProductCatalog
    • Profiles
    • TransactionConfig
    • Transactions
    • MSCS_Admin
    • MSCS_CatalogScratch

  3. Transfer the scripts and backup files to the new server.
  4. Run user scripts against the new server
  5. Restore each database on the new server
  6. On the web server, open Commerce Server Manager to change connection strings:

    1. Admin Database:

      1. Click the Commerce Server Manager node
      2. Click the Administration Database link in the right panel
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

    2. Profiles


      1. Expand this node:
        Global Resources/Profiles

      2. Right-click and change the following 3 connection strings:
        s_BizDataStoreConnectionString
        s_CommerceProviderConnectionString
        s_ProfileServiceConnectionString

    3. Profile Database

      1. Expand this node:
        Global Resources/Profiles/ProfileCatalog/DataSources/ProfileService_SQLSource/Partitions
      2. Right-click SQLSource in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

    4. Inventory Database

      1. Expand this node:
        Commerce Sites/CSharpSite/Site Resources/Inventory
      2. Right-click Inventory Database in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

    5. Marketing Database

      1. Expand this node:
        Commerce Sites/CSharpSite/Site Resources/Marketing
      2. Right-click Mailing List Connection String in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK
      4. iv. Right-click Marketing Database Connection String in the right pane and choose properties
      5. Change the Connection String, click OK

    6. Product Catalog

      1. Expand this node:
        Commerce Sites/CSharpSite/Site Resources/Product Catalog
      2. Right-click Catalog Database in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

    7. Transaction Config

      1. Expand this node:
        Commerce Sites/CSharpSite/Site Resources/Transaction Config
      2. Right-click Transactions Config Database in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

    8. Transactions

      1. Expand this node:
        Commerce Sites/CSharpSite/Site Resources/Transaction Config
      2. Right-click Transactions Database in the right pane and choose properties
      3. Change the Connection String, click OK

  7. Change connection strings in the web.config for site (if any using API calls)
  8. Restart IIS

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