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  Asked By: Uday    Date: Feb 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 678

One of my users wants me to backup Site A. No problem. She also wants me to
backup the content of Site A to Site B. The problem is that she wants
different permissions on the two sites. I can write a batch file to run once
a week capturing Site A and resoring it to SIte B, but what about the
permissions? Is there a command that I can use at stsadm to capture the
content of Site A but preserve the requested permissions for Site B?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gerard Randall     Answered On: Feb 01

Are you just migrating content, or actually doing a backup/restore of the
entire site?

If you save the site  as a template, there's a switch you can flip to
preserve permissions  (or not).

Answer #2    Answered By: Audra Mccormick     Answered On: Feb 01

It was would just be the document libraries (content) I would need to move
to the second site.

Thanks for the fast reply. I will take a look at saving the primary site  as
a template.

Answer #3    Answered By: Christina Lewis     Answered On: Feb 01

Saving the site  as a template doesn't backup  the permissions. Using STSADM
Backup/Restore does or there is a switch you can use with STSADM Export/Import
that backs up the permissions  too. But Saving a site as a template has no
switch to backup permissions. A new site created from a template always
inherits permissions from its parent to start.

Answer #4    Answered By: Meaghan Webster     Answered On: Feb 01

I stand corrected. This is perfect, though, since the OP didn't want to
keep the permission structure of the initial site.

Of course if the second site  (B) has had its permissions  edited, then those
will get wiped out if you replace it with the new site.

However, merely replacing libraries will not affect site-level permissions;
the only problem  there is if the libraries themselves have had their
permissions edited. To avoid that, you could script the migration of groups
of list items (or manually move them with Explorer View).

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