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  Asked By: Pankaj    Date: Dec 23    Category: MOSS    Views: 2154

What's the best way to move an individual site to a new site

I have a fresh MOSS installation. I successfully backed up a SP2003
database and restored it into MOSS into its own web application - the
sites came through pretty good. However, I'd like to start with a fresh
portal on a fresh site collection. There are a few sites that I'd like
to move from the site collection with the restored data, to the brand
new site collection. Does that make sense?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vincent Griffin     Answered On: Dec 23

Stsadm -o export/import and/or the backup/restore functionality in
SharePoint Designer is your best bet. You may lose a few things (like
membership and permissions) depending on the specifics of your
situation, but it's the most complete solution available unless you're
looking to write a LOT of custom code.

Answer #2    Answered By: Antoine Barker     Answered On: Dec 23

I'll try both to see which one works better for me. Can you
point me to an example of the export/import syntax - i.e., what would
I type exactly?... I'm not so swift with the stsadm command line -
although I did figure out how to add the content of my restored  site
collection to MOSS using stsadm.

Answer #3    Answered By: George Watson     Answered On: Dec 23

5b-a31822aa13f71033.mspx?mfr=true for the stsadm reference guide. The
major difference between the 2 is that stsadm must be run on the server,
where the SPD option can run remotely.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gabriel Patterson     Answered On: Dec 23

The export switch also has the capability to bring
over permissions. It's good  stuff. The only thing
I've heard about using the export command, though, it
is that it's not stateful. Certain items like
discussion forums seem to act differently. Has anyone
else experienced this behavior?

Answer #5    Answered By: Victor Hughes     Answered On: Dec 23

Yes, it will bring over permissions most of the time, but there are a few corner
cases that don't work. I haven't seen the discussion forum behavior do
you have a specific example?

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