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Move a site to another Area in the portal?

  Asked By: Sampat    Date: Dec 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 784

Can you move a site from one area to another?

I work for local gov't. And as the political pendulum swings we become
reorganization-f-the-month club. So I can see this being an issue for
some of our customers.



19 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Caleb Gordon     Answered On: Dec 21

Is this an actual site  (ie, using the Create Site feature?) How is it
currently being displayed in the area  now? Is it through Grouped

If its setup as an Area or Subarea, you can easily go to Manage Portal
and drag and drop, or go to Change Settings Actions and on the General
tab select the Area you want to move  this to.

Answer #2    Answered By: Christie Carlson     Answered On: Dec 21

I have a question along the same line. Have a teamsite that I would like to
have listed, on the main toolbar, same place where - "Home" "News" "Topics"
"Sites" reside. I am not seeing a way to do this. Any suggestions?

Answer #3    Answered By: Dorothy Farmer     Answered On: Dec 21

it is not supported but on the portal  home area  click
Manage Portal site  and then click Create Area. Give the area the name that
you want to appear and click OK. Then go to the area and in the design mode
remove the webparts that show up. Now open the page in FrontPage and insert
the following as the first line after the <head.> tag:
Replace the URL=....... with the relative URL=/sites/[yoursitename] and save
the page. When you refresh the page it will display the blank area
momentarily and then redirect to the team site.

NOTE: Once you do this it will be hard to undo it unless you go back to
Manage Portal Site and delete the Area.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jacklyn Burnett     Answered On: Dec 21

I have one portal  and I want to create another one. Can I
install this on the same box? Also If I change the template on the main portal
page what does that do to my current portal?

Answer #5    Answered By: Breann Beach     Answered On: Dec 21

You can have several virtual servers on one web server. Just create a new
one and it will point to one that has not been extended.

Just make sure you use the host header when creating the web sites.

Answer #6    Answered By: Timothy Hall     Answered On: Dec 21

On the left had-side pane, you should see actions.
Under actions you will see manage portal  site. Click
it and then you will be brought to the portal site
map. Click the name of your portal and at this you can
select create subarea.

Answer #7    Answered By: Ian Powell     Answered On: Dec 21

No if it were an area, I'd move  it like you instructed.
It's an actual site. And right now it's not a big deal to just delete
it and recreate the content where I want it.
But later on I can see this being a problem. Re-organizations are

Also, what if you delete your "Sites" area. Is there any way to get it

Answer #8    Answered By: Osvaldo Winters     Answered On: Dec 21

ok, well we're reinstalling SPS today to get a fresh start.

In any event, since it doesn't appear that you can move  a "site" once
it is created, would it not be more reasonable for us to create all of
our "Department Sites" as SUBAREAS and not "Sites?"

The reason being that we are subject to a lot of re-organization woes
in the gov't.

Answer #9    Answered By: Kylie Gill     Answered On: Dec 21

The downside to this of course is that Areas have less granular permissions than
Sites - you can only set security at the Area level iteself, and not at the list
or library level as you can in a site.

Answer #10    Answered By: Brianna Olson     Answered On: Dec 21

Well there would be a lot of sites and subsites underneath these areas.
Like DEPARTMENTS would be an AREA.
Under that would be the SITE(one example) SOLID WASTE.
Under the SOLID WASTE site  there would be more SUBSITES like,

Would that not work?

Answer #11    Answered By: Allyson Burgess     Answered On: Dec 21

There's no problem with the structure, I was just reminding you of the possible
security downside of using Areas instead of Sites. If you don't need
permissions more granular than the area/subarea level, then it's a non-issue.

Answer #12    Answered By: Anila Bhuva     Answered On: Dec 21

I'll do some more reading on this...............

Answer #13    Answered By: Elaine Mack     Answered On: Dec 21

I don't know who told you you cannot move  sites ... I move sites around
regularly ...

work  in a school system ...

I will set up a site  at http://testserver/yourschool for the school to
work/play with ...

when they get it all correct like they want it, and have populated it
with content, I use smigrate to first backup the site and then resore it
to a new,blank virtual server (http://yourschool)

permissions do not always work correctly, but they are fairly simple to
restore ....

Answer #14    Answered By: Baiju Hoskeri     Answered On: Dec 21

Just try stsadm or smigrate option to migrate sites to different portals

Answer #15    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Dec 21

Slight correction - permissions will never work, as smigrate doesn't preserve

Answer #16    Answered By: Amanda Brown     Answered On: Dec 21

ok, if I use stsadm to backup a site  and just want to move  it to
another part of the SAME portal, say if I should use smigrate to do that?

Answer #17    Answered By: Carey Everett     Answered On: Dec 21

correct ... guess it has been a while since I had to re-do permissions

Answer #18    Answered By: Anuj Lakhe     Answered On: Dec 21

smigrate will back it up to a .fwp file and then restore it to a new
location ...

read the documentation and try it on a test site  ... pretty easy to use
(if I have figured it out)

Answer #19    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Dec 21

I'll give this a whirl later today (hopefully). It doesn't matter as
much now as we are still developing the portal  but I want to be
prepared for the inevitable re-organization-of-the-moment.

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