Can you name that tune, SPIN/SPOUT

I just came across this the other day while removing old content that is the results of too many searches on my Laptop.

The Microsoft® Office SharePoint™ Portal Server 2003 Document Library Migration Tools are a set of utility programs developed by Microsoft for migrating documents and associated descriptive information ("metadata") from SharePoint Portal Server Web Storage System–based document libraries to SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Microsoft SQL Server™ document libraries. The tools can export documents and associated descriptive information from SharePoint Portal Server 2001 document libraries as well as SharePoint Portal Server 2003 backward-compatible document libraries — both of which are based on Microsoft Web Storage System technology. The content exported by the tools can be imported into SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SQL Server document libraries that reside in a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal site, team site, My Site personal site, or SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal area.

The two document library migration tools developed by Microsoft are Spout.exe and Spin.exe. Spout.exe, the Document Library Export Tool, is a Microsoft Windows® program that reads Web Storage System–based document libraries and exports (or outputs) the selected content as a collection of files in a format that is understood by the import program. Spin.exe, the Document Library Import Tool, is a Windows command-line program that reads the collection of files created by Spout.exe and adds the documents and associated descriptive information to the selected portal area, portal site, team site, or personal Web site on the server running SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

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The SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Document Library Migration Tools are used for two common SharePoint Portal Server 2003 migration scenarios:

The scenarios are described in detail in the following sections. Both scenarios consist of an export phase followed by an import phase. The export settings to be used depend on how the content will be eventually imported into SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Selected variations of both scenarios are identified.

Step-by-step procedures and selected variations for these scenarios can be found in Using the Document Library Migration Tools. Detailed information about how to use the export and import tools, Spout.exe and Spin.exe, can be found in the Reference section.

Migrating a Web Storage System–Based Document Library to a Document Library

The more common migration scenario involves exporting all of the documents and associated descriptive information

-Ivan

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