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Does the Workspace Export tool ever end

  Asked By: Lauren    Date: Jan 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1009

I have the following problem.
Recently I backed up one of our SPS using the msdmback. The output backup
file was 450MB. I also wanted to migrate an individual workspace on to a
separate box, so I used the workspace export utility in the sharepoint
resource kit. I let the utility run overnight. The next morning it was still
running and the export xml file was somewhere around 4.7 GB. I aborted the

Just wanted to know if there is something wrong here? are the outputs
created by the workspace export tool 10 times larger than that of msdmback?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gladys Trevino     Answered On: Jan 22

One reason is that the export  tool uses xml  to save the structure and
config of the workspace  and MSDMBack is a binary file. XML is great, but
you must include all the extra chars for the XML and added whitespace.
I am not sure if the size of the xml manifest compared to the original
backup is correct or not, I have never compared the two. Also to note
that the export tool  is creating a file  for every document and every
version on the file system This is why it is taking so long to complete.

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