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Moving documents while retaining versioning

  Asked By: Amie    Date: Feb 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1423

Does anyone know a way of moving a group of documents from one sub-site to
another while retaining version information? I'm pretty sure you can do this
using Explorer view, but we're looking for something a bit more elegant for our
end users.

I enabled the publishing features on a site collection and was able to move
content using the Content and Structure applet. However, that does not maintain
versioning using either the Copy or Move function. We also tried saving the
document library as a template, but that doesn't save versions either.

Anyone have any ideas or recommendations?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mansi Revenkar     Answered On: Feb 14

The only way I know how, which won't work for end users, is STSADM -o
export. I don't know of any other way short of stsadm -o backup or an
SQL backup. SPD *might* do it, but I think it's hardcoded not to back
up versions.

Answer #2    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Feb 14

Not many commands out there for that. When using
the export command remember to use the -versions 4 switch.

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