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  Asked By: Evan    Date: Feb 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1192

I need to move a WSS site to a different server... What are the steps
required to do so?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Terrance Vasquez     Answered On: Feb 21

Smigrate.exe. Or FrontPage 2003 Export/Import.

Answer #2    Answered By: Darrin Massey     Answered On: Feb 21

I have your book in front of me (Resource Kit)- Is there a reference
in the book that I may follow?

Answer #3    Answered By: Jeffrey King     Answered On: Feb 21

I honestly don't remember if that particular function is in the book and
I don't have a book nearby to check.

Answer #4    Answered By: Kendrick Townsend     Answered On: Feb 21

I have done this before. It's not as bad as you might think, but you are best served executing the steps at the command line.

I backed up the site  on the old server, moved the file, and restored it to the new server. Not sure if there is info in the Resource book - but looking on the MS site for information about backing up and restoring a site should give you all you need.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jermaine Schmidt     Answered On: Feb 21

One of my favorite ways of moving  a site  from one environment to another
is the use of STP files. I like this because it can be done thru the
browser and it maintains all the lookup fields. It cannot do child sites
like smigrate can but it does one site at a time, which is typically
what I need, very well.

<I'm typing this from memory so the names of links may not be 100%
01. Go to Site Administration (from Site Settings) for the site you want
to move.
02. Click "Save as Template" and give it an STP name, a display name,
and a description (I typically include the date in the description).
Indicate whether you want to include the data or not (there is a 10 MB
limit). You can see how large
03. Click OK. The site template STP will be saved in the Site
Collection's Site Template Gallery that is managed at the top-level
site. A link will be presented on the resulting page. If your new site
will be in the same Site Collection you can proceed to step 8 below.
04. Either click the link on the resulting page or navigate to the
Top-level site's Site Administration page and choose the Site Template
05. Click on the name you gave for the STP file and you will be prompted
to save the STP file to the file system. Choose a place to save it where
you can find it again.
06. Go to Site Administration (from Site Settings) where you want to
create the new site and click on the Site Template Gallery. I actually
find it easiest to just change the URL's domain (leaving the
/_catalogs/wt...) so that I am placed directly into the Site Template
Gallery, but you can simply click on the links to navigate there thru
the UI if you prefer.
07. Click Upload Template on the toolbar and browse the STP file that
you saved in step 5 and then click Upload (or OK).
08. Navigate to where you want the new site in this Site Collection and
click Create.
09. Choose Sites and Workspaces near the bottom of the screen.
10. Click the Create button in the toolbar of the resulting screen.
11. Give the new site a name, description, URL, and permissions and
click Create (or OK).
12. You will be prompted to choose a template, choose the display name
you gave to the STP file. Check out the description for the date to be
sure you have the right one.
13. Click OK to generate the clone of the site you saved. This new site
will be just like the old one except for security oriented settings
(including things like the Assigned To column of any Issues list will be

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