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Change static URL as Dynamic when we use smigrate to restore site.

  Asked By: Katie    Date: Jun 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 978

We have a problem to change static URL after restoring the site on
another server. All webpart(custom/builtin) links pointing to the
source server url rather than target server url.

Can anybody help me on this? Is there any way to change schema
files/javascript/database to point the url as dinamic?



12 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Jun 11

Guys any idea?????????????????

Answer #2    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Jun 11

You can’t post to a mailing list during what is the middle of the night for most of the United States and expect an immediate response. For urgent problems call PSS. Otherwise…have some tea, put on some music, Google a bit and be patient.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Jun 11

If you’re talking about URL fields in the database I have a utility that I’m sending out to beta testers that will resolve the problem.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jagdish Joshi     Answered On: Jun 11

let me recommend something that is very important to maintaining your web services environment.


there is a SERVERNAME and then there is a SERVICENAME

my end users don't need to know the name of the server  that hosts SharePoint or any web service for that matter, they need only to know that if they hit my service name address that they will get to SharePoint.

making links  to a server name is bad, servers come and go but your service MUST LIVE ON!


Answer #5    Answered By: Shara Johnson     Answered On: Jun 11

As much as I like the sound of my own voice, I’ve given up trying to remind our users of the importance of using only relative links  to resources. Even if they use the service name, that doesn’t always help  – we have a service name of http://sharepoint but some users will access it with an FQDN link, such as http://sharepoint.abc.xyz.

So, links of the form http://sharepoint/sites/somepicture.jpg will probably not work. Try explaining that one a million times…

Of course, the CEWP Rich text editor doesn’t help – it’s dumb and stupid and if you try to enter a relative link, it thinks you want to put file:// at the start of it.

Answer #6    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jun 11

I think your XML may be malformed...........

Answer #7    Answered By: Cassidy Sharpe     Answered On: Jun 11

Thought it, wasn't going to say anything.......

Answer #8    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Jun 11

I am not sure how to change/check the xml file? Can
anybody help  on this?

Answer #9    Answered By: Hans Weiss     Answered On: Jun 11

maybe that was CAML and the processor doesn't check for wellformness

Answer #10    Answered By: Alison West     Answered On: Jun 11

So do you think any solutions for that? which xml file needs to be
modifed before taking backup or restore  etc?

Answer #11    Answered By: Freddy Heath     Answered On: Jun 11

The whole malformed XML
thread is a fun jab at Andy's post. It has nothing to do with the
original technical problem. Sorry for the confusion.

Answer #12    Answered By: Joanna Dixon     Answered On: Jun 11

In reading my own post I noticed that my PS could be misconstrued. What
I was trying to say is that even after I said I was going offline I just
couldn't resist making another post. I am "Mr. just one more post". I
can't help  myself!

Does anyone else suffer from a similar mality? The inability to focus on
other tasks when there is unread email in your inbox.