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Move Site from one Parent to another using the Content and managment RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok, I have a problem.  I used the Content and Management tool to move a site from one parent to another.  However, what actually occured was that the destination did not take the destination I selected.  

    Site

    A   B

    A1  B1  

    My goal was to Take B1 and move it under A1.  However, what actually happened was B1 moved directly under the site collection, even though I selected the destination.   Why would it do this?  And how do I fix it.  Because I try to move it agian and now I get the error Cannot be  moved or copied onto itself or one of its subsites.

    Thanks,

    Chilly


    pfcjt@hotmail.com

    Monday, June 18, 2012 8:52 PM

Answers

  • Aniket, I am courious how to accomplish this with designer.  

    I am only trying to move a site around within the same site collection and that is what the Content and stucture feature is suppose to be used for.

    I am trying to stay out of the Stsadm powershell realm as with Sharepoint 2010 as the powershell commands are suppose to be replacing them soon.  The Export-SPweb (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607895.aspx ) and Import-SPweb (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607613.aspx) commands are meant for that version.  Here is a good site for the equivelent powershell commands to the stsadm commands.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621084.aspx

    I figured out to to actually move the subsite to the correct destination.  Here are the steps I performed:

    1. Open the destination site, go to settings -->  Content and structure.

    2. Within the window select the site you want to move.  Click the arrow down and select move.

    3.  The popup window displays.  It really doesnt matter what you select there, because no matter what I do, the site will always move the the site I have open.  But for sites that function correctly, it is best to select the correct destination.

    4. Click ok.  All is moved, no security reset, all metadata in tact and all version history kept as well. 

    This worked for me!!!


    pfcjt@hotmail.com

    • Marked as answer by Chilly Moon Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:53 AM
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:53 AM

All replies

  • The best way is to back up the site using stsadm -o import/export and then restored it where ever you want. with this you can specify the url where you want to move. in this case http://xyz/a1/b1 

    You can achieve the same thing using SharePoint Designer.

    Hope this may help.


    Aniket

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:23 AM
  • Aniket, I am courious how to accomplish this with designer.  

    I am only trying to move a site around within the same site collection and that is what the Content and stucture feature is suppose to be used for.

    I am trying to stay out of the Stsadm powershell realm as with Sharepoint 2010 as the powershell commands are suppose to be replacing them soon.  The Export-SPweb (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607895.aspx ) and Import-SPweb (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607613.aspx) commands are meant for that version.  Here is a good site for the equivelent powershell commands to the stsadm commands.  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621084.aspx

    I figured out to to actually move the subsite to the correct destination.  Here are the steps I performed:

    1. Open the destination site, go to settings -->  Content and structure.

    2. Within the window select the site you want to move.  Click the arrow down and select move.

    3.  The popup window displays.  It really doesnt matter what you select there, because no matter what I do, the site will always move the the site I have open.  But for sites that function correctly, it is best to select the correct destination.

    4. Click ok.  All is moved, no security reset, all metadata in tact and all version history kept as well. 

    This worked for me!!!


    pfcjt@hotmail.com

    • Marked as answer by Chilly Moon Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:53 AM
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:53 AM