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Migrating a site collection to a subsite RRS feed

  • Question

  • We currently have a Site Collection in place on one of our servers which is simply the equivalent content of a subsite (i.e. there are no subsites below it).  Since the structure of our new SharePoint installation makes more sense now, we would like to migrate the content of our old Sharepoint Site Collection as a subsite of our new SharePoint installation.  Is there a way to accomplish this without writing custom code?

    Thanks.

    Monday, November 1, 2010 2:09 PM

Answers

  • There is other way of doing it if you don’t have server access, do it from SharePoint UI. Basically you export site as template and then create site based on that template. Note this method does not work with Publish Sites. Even with method which Nagesh mentioned publishing template may experience trouble while using stsadm method. It depends on what contents and customization have gone in creating the existing site.

    To Export the site as template

    1.     Site Settings (Need to be a site collection admin)

    2.     Save Site as Template

    3.     Open Site Template gallery and click on the name of site template which you just exported.

    4.     Save the file when prompted

    To Create site based on the template

    1.     Site Settings (Need to be a site collection admin)

    2.     Site Template Gallery

    3.     Upload file

    4.     Select the file which you save in export method

    5.     Now from create page you will see this site under available site template which you can use to create the site


    Sameer Dhoot
    My Blog : http://sharemypoint.in/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:14 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 12:58 AM

All replies

  • can you try 

     

    STSADM -O export

    to get a backup and do a restore st your target location by

    STSADM -O import.

    STSADM treats a site collection  root as any site.

     

    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:14 AM
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM Do NOT ask people to mark your posts
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM
    Monday, November 1, 2010 7:15 PM
  • There is other way of doing it if you don’t have server access, do it from SharePoint UI. Basically you export site as template and then create site based on that template. Note this method does not work with Publish Sites. Even with method which Nagesh mentioned publishing template may experience trouble while using stsadm method. It depends on what contents and customization have gone in creating the existing site.

    To Export the site as template

    1.     Site Settings (Need to be a site collection admin)

    2.     Save Site as Template

    3.     Open Site Template gallery and click on the name of site template which you just exported.

    4.     Save the file when prompted

    To Create site based on the template

    1.     Site Settings (Need to be a site collection admin)

    2.     Site Template Gallery

    3.     Upload file

    4.     Select the file which you save in export method

    5.     Now from create page you will see this site under available site template which you can use to create the site


    Sameer Dhoot
    My Blog : http://sharemypoint.in/
    • Marked as answer by Leoyi Sun Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:14 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:57 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 12:58 AM