How to delete the root site collection (Home) site and replace it with another site collection RRS feed

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  • I have a number of site collections: Home | Site A | Site B | Site C.  Our Home site collection is not in use, and we would like to delete the Home site collection and replace it with Site B (site collection) and rename it "Home".  Could someone please give me an explanation in easy and step-by-step intruction?  
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:20 AM

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  • here are the steps.

    1) Backup the Site B using this power shell

    Backup-SPSite http://SiteB -Path C:\Backup\site_name.bak

    2) run below restore site Bbacommand.

    Restore-SPSite http://Home-Path C:\Backup\site_name.bak -Force

    1st step will backup the siteb, then during the restore it will overwrite the Home. thats it you donw.

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    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 2:06 AM