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Moving a site to its own web application

  Asked By: Ashish    Date: Apr 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 1274

If we have a site at http://domain.whatever.com/sites/sitename" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://domain.whatever.com/sites/sitename, what is
the correct way to move that site (sitename) to either
http://domain.whatever.com or to its own web application. (MOSS)



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Answer #1    Answered By: Bahadur Kotoky     Answered On: Apr 05

create a new Web application  called http://domain.whatever2.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://domain.whatever2.com

stsadm.exe -o backup -url http://domain.whatever1.com/sites/sitename -filename

stsadm.exe -o restore -url http://domain.whatever2.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://domain.whatever2.com -filename site.bak

If in the same farm, I would delete the original site  collection, as each is
identified by a GUID, and could cause issues down the road. Additionally, you
would require two databases if you decide not to delete the original anyway and
move it to the root of the existing Web app (GUID collision in the same DB)

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