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How to create clone of PWA site on same domain in project server 2010? RRS feed

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  • Hi Dear All,

    I want to create a pwa site clone on same domain and on same web application with different URL in project server 2010.

    Anyone could suggest me ? Any help would be more than welcome .

    Awaiting ...

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:50 AM

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  • Hi Rohan,

    I think the best option would be to:

    - backup and restore of the 4 project server databases (the databases will be restored with a different name if you are using same SQL instance)

    - provision the new PWA instance using the restored databases

    - use stsadm/Powershell to export the old PWA site collection content and then import it on the new PWA instance

    - bulk update all the project sites on the new PWA instance

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:02 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the reply.

    We have tried the following steps.

    1> we have backup and restore the 4 project server databases. 

    2> provision the new PWA instance using the restored databases.

    3> Backup the old PWA site collection and then Restore it on the new PWA instance, instead of export and import as suggested. Because for export/import method we must install Nintex as we learnt  from error logs. So we backup the whole source PWA contentDB from the same domain where it is functioning very well and restored it on the new PWA instance. 

    With this steps we are getting the problem at the time of login to new PWA instnace. But we login successfully to project site on the PWA instance.

    Here is the error "Monitorable Watson bucket parameters: Microsoft Project Server 2010, ULSException14, 070f6ea0 "project server ...... ....  Microsoft.Office.Project.PWA.PJContext.AuthenticateUserForPWA(Boolean needToValidateUser, String username, Guid siteId)......... etc"

    Could you just suggest us what coud be the problem with Backup the old PWA site collection and then Restore it on the new PWA instance on the same domain.

    For your information we have achieved the same in cross domains.

    Thanks...



    Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:11 PM
  • Hi Rohan,

    One of the things you can try is to re-provision the PWA instance (edit the PWA instance without changing anything) after restoring the site collection?

    Paul

    Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:20 PM
  • Hi paul,

    As we have followed all the steps as you have mentioned above.

    backup and restore of the 4 project server databases.
    - provision the new PWA instance using the restored databases.
    - use stsadm/Powershell to export the old PWA site collection content and then import it on the new PWA instance.
    - bulk update all the project sites on the new PWA instance.

    Could you just guide us, what would be the best practice to move all the associated workflows (Nintex Workflow for list and library, Visual studio workflow, SharePoint Designer workflow) from old PWA to new PWA.

    OR

    Could you please suggest us what would be the best approach for creating separate PWA for each customer based on a customized kind of PWA template, As we come to know that multi-tenancy is not supported for project server 2010 where as supported in 2013.

    But we want to achieve multi-tenancy kind of approach in Project Server 2010, Your suggestion will be source of light in this direction and will be appreciated highly.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:04 AM
  • Another suggestion apart from Paul's advice would be to use a 3rd party tool like FluentBooks (http://www.fluentpro.com/productsfluentbooks.html) to import and export configuration as well as data from one PWA to another, i have found this tool  specially helpful in keeping different PWA's in sync as well 

      


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