SharePoint 2007 Changing of Site Collection URL RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to change the URL of Site Collection _http://teamnet.com/old to_http://teamnet.com/new.

    I found some solution to do the changing of URL via

    • backing up the site collection

      stsadm -o backup -url http://teamnet.com/old -filename oldbk.bak
    • delete the old site collection.

      stsadm o deletesite url http://teamnet.com/old
    • restore the backup file to new site collection.

      stsadm -o restore -url http://teamnet.com/new -filename oldbk.bak

    The Problem is -

    When I restore the backup file to new site collection it say "Another site already exists at '/new'. Choose a new URL, or specify the -overwrite flag to overwrite the existing site."

    And If I put -overwrite in end of the restore command the backup file also replaced the content of root site collection _http://teamnet.com and in _http://teamnet.com/new There is no link but Error and Recycle Bin in Left Navigation Menu.

    Could anyone please guide me to properly Backup the specific site and restore the site into new Site Collection URL, Without effecting to Root Site Collection.

    Thanks in Advance ~

    Monday, April 15, 2013 10:49 AM

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