Sharepoint 3.0 Migration to Sharepoint 2016

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Is it possible and if so where would I start?


Why do I want to?  Because I created a dozen sites I like in Sharepont 2003 V3.0 and just hate to abandon them.  The old Server 2003 server was converted to a VM and it still works.  So as I fiddle around learning the new modern Sharepoint 2019 I began to wander.  Could some of my old sites be reborn...

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Yes, it should be possible and you have to options:
(1) Option 1: The SharePoint way, you have to migrate first to WSS 3.0 / MOSS, then to SharePoint Foundation 2010 / SharePoint Server 2010, then to SharePoint Foundation 2013 / SharePoint Server 2013 and then to SharePoint 2016.
(2) Option 2: The third party migration tool way, make use of a third party migration tool to make a direct migration between SharePoint. The problem I see here is that maybe migration tool makers does not support anymore the migration from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2016