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Move a managed path site to new location

  Asked By: Umesh    Date: Sep 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3566

What is the best process to move a site from one location to another? To give
more detail, I have:

http://company.com/depts/HR <---- "depts" is a managed path

I want to move "HR" to:
http://company.com/departments/HR <----"departments" is another managed path

I've tried to use STSADM commands:

- backup
- restore
-export
-imports

No combination of any produce the obvious results I'm looking for here. Any
ideas?

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Emily Clark     Answered On: Sep 04

I would think that stsadm  backup and restore would work perfectly here.
What were the full commands you used, and what did they do (or not do)?

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Alycia Everett     Answered On: Sep 04

If you use Stsadm Backup and restore you will need to delete the original
site collection before restoring it in the new location. Backup and restore
retains the original GUIDs so you can't restore the site  collection inside
the same Web Application (actually content database) as the original site
collection.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Kaila Hahn     Answered On: Sep 04

I did not delete the site  collection first. I bet that is it. I'll need
to test.

I did find a very easy answer to my problem however outside of the STSADM
commands. Since we use an enterprise backup system, I was able to do a 'restore'
inline to the farm but to tell it to go to another location  all from the GUI.
I'll still want to test and confirm the stsadm  route however.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Suresh Pydi     Answered On: Mar 22

Here is the one more post explaining Managed path in SharePoint

sureshpydi.blogspot.in/.../...t-managed-paths.html

 
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