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Issues with Migrating the Search service application 2013 from one farm to other with admin...

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    I'm trying to migrate the 2013 search service application from one farm to other. I took a SQL backup of the search admin database and restored it in the new farm, and I tried to create a new search service application with the new admin database using below script

    Get App Pool


    $saAppPoolName = "Default SharePoint Service App Pool"

    Search Specifics, we are single server farm


    $searchServerName = (Get-ChildItem env:computername).value $serviceAppName = "Shared Search Service Application" $searchDBName = "New_Migrated_AdminDB"

    Grab the Appplication Pool for Service Application Endpoint


    $saAppPool = Get-SPServiceApplicationPool $saAppPoolName

    Start Search Service Instances


    Write-Host "Starting Search Service Instances..." Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance $searchServerName Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance $searchServerName

    Create the Search Service Application and Proxy


    Write-Host "Creating Search Service Application and Proxy..." $searchServiceApp = New-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication -Name $serviceAppName -ApplicationPool $saAppPoolName -DatabaseName $searchDBName $searchProxy = New-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationProxy -Name "$serviceAppName Proxy" -SearchApplication $searchServiceApp

    Clone the default Topology (which is empty) and create a new one and then activate it


    Write-Host "Configuring Search Component Topology..." $clone = $searchServiceApp.ActiveTopology.Clone() $searchServiceInstance = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchAdminComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchContentProcessingComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchAnalyticsProcessingComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance New-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryProcessingComponent –SearchTopology $clone -SearchServiceInstance $searchServiceInstance $clone.Activate()

    Write-Host "Search Done!"

    But I was not successful; it couldn't be able to preserve all the custom refinable's and template. I need to help in understanding if I'm doing it wrong or I'm missing something here.

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