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  • We have one SharePoint environment which is still WSS 2.0.  I need to take one site and take a backup of it and then restore it as a new site (take a 2010 site and restore it as a new 2011 site).  When importing, the new site should retain all the content and permissions as the existing site.  I cannot use stsadm backup/restore since it is not a top level site.  I also cannot use stsadm import/export since that is for WSS 3.0.

    How can I accomplish this?

    EDIT - One last note - we cannot save the site as a template as we would need to use the "Include content" option and the site is too large for that

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:48 PM

Answers

  • You can try

    Backup
    smigrate -w http://siteserver/source -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****
    Restore
    smigrate -r http://siteserver/destination -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****

    Please let us know if this will work or not


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by Sephiroth0327 Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:27 PM
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:56 PM

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  • You can try

    Backup
    smigrate -w http://siteserver/source -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****
    Restore
    smigrate -r http://siteserver/destination -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****

    Please let us know if this will work or not


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by Sephiroth0327 Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:27 PM
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 3:56 PM
  • Running the backup command right now.  So far, it's working which is great!  Will post once everything is complete.
    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 4:03 PM
  • The backup finally completed successfully but I got an error on the import:

    Unknown option: http://siteserver/destination

    No sites exist at this location currently - do I need to create a blank site here and then run the command?

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:16 PM
  • Ahh - I see what the issue was.  I had to change:

    Restore
    smigrate -r http://siteserver/destination -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****

    to

    Restore
    smigrate -r -w http://siteserver/destination -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain\Administrator -pw ****

    When I run this, I get another error:

    http://siteserver/toplevelsite/destination is not a web.  Perhaps you meant...

     EDIT (1/4/2011 - 12:35PM EST) - Ok, I have resolved all the errors.  The latest error was because I had to create the destination site beforehand without applying any templates.  I used stsadm -o createweb -url http://siteserver/toplevelsite/destination and then ran the restore command.  Restore is still processing but has not errored out yet.

    EDIT (1/4/2011 - 2:25PM EST) - It worked!  Thanks!!

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011 5:27 PM
  • Hello,

    Is it possible to restore a site without the *.fwp file ?
    Actually, I've got only the SQL Backup...

    Thanks.


    Nicolas Mattioni

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:35 PM
  • I'm stuck with this error message??

    C:\>smigrate -r -w http://pprod-epm-gpe/pwa/ -f c:\backup.fwp -u domain.lab\farmadmin -pw ******

    05 Feb 2014 12:51:39 -0500      Site collection opened
    05 Feb 2014 12:51:41 -0500      Site opened
    Progress: Opening service /pwa.
    Progress: Finished open service http://pprod-epm-gpe/pwa
    Progress: Reading manifest: counting tasks
    Progress: Beginning restore of http://pprod-epm-gpe/pwa
    Progress: Sending manifest
    Progress: Finished sending manifest
    Progress: Server error: The method 'put manifest' is not supported.
    Progress: All sites restored
    05 Feb 2014 12:51:44 -0500      ERROR (possibly fatal):
    ERROR:  917507 Server error: The method 'put manifest' is not supported.

    05 Feb 2014 12:51:44 -0500      Site closed
    05 Feb 2014 12:51:44 -0500      Site collection closed

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:53 PM