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WSS 3.0 and stsadm -o export RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am assisting someone with a migration of a wss 3.0 mirgation of a site.  It is just being moved and the commend below was run successfully

    stsadm -o export -url https://wss.domain.com/it/techsupport/test -filename c:\tmp\exporttestsite -includeusersecurity -haltonwarning -haltonfatalerror -versions 4
    What I am confused on, is at the completion I ended up with three seperate cmp files?
    Is this because there was sub-sites?
    We were able to import the new site with the command below, but there are some minor issues with links
    stsadm -o import -url https://wss.domain.com/it/techsupport -filename c:\tmp\exporttestsite.cmp -includeusersecurity -haltonwarning -haltonfatalerror
    Do I need to run the imports on the other cmp files?  I don't think so, but I don't know how I would anyways, once a site has been imported I don't know how I would specify the same site for import.
    I have very little SharePoint experience and so I won't assist the user w/o an understanding of its impact.
    TIA
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    Paul Bergson
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    Friday, October 29, 2010 1:00 PM

Answers

  • Paul --

    You shouldn't need to do anything for the Import operation other than address the first file created by the Export operation. By default, the Export operation breaks its output into individual files to keep files smaller for easier copying over a network. You can use the optional -CABSIZE parameter to set a desired size ranging from 1 to 1024 MB to set that desired size (you can also use the NOFILECOMPRESSION switch to keep files from compressing if you want to further manipulate that size).

    Does that make sense?

    John


    MCTS: WSS v3, MOSS 2007, and SCOM 2007
    MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Project Server 2007

    Now Available on Amazon - The SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide. Also available - The SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide.
    My blog: My Central Admin.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:07 PM
  • If you use the some file extension in your -filename keyword then it will enable compression and you will see a single file.e.g -filename c:\temp\back.bak   if you not give the extension then compression will not enable and it will create multiple files. 

    as in your case you did not use the .bak or cmp extenion so its not compression and create multiple files...started from exporttestsite,1,2

    you only give the path of the 1st file and then no need to worry about it.

     

    I dont think so is their any way to check from out 3 files which one having the subsite.its all in package.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262759(office.12).aspx

     

    hope this help

    thanks

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:22 PM

All replies

  • Paul --

    You shouldn't need to do anything for the Import operation other than address the first file created by the Export operation. By default, the Export operation breaks its output into individual files to keep files smaller for easier copying over a network. You can use the optional -CABSIZE parameter to set a desired size ranging from 1 to 1024 MB to set that desired size (you can also use the NOFILECOMPRESSION switch to keep files from compressing if you want to further manipulate that size).

    Does that make sense?

    John


    MCTS: WSS v3, MOSS 2007, and SCOM 2007
    MCITP: Enterprise Project Management with Project Server 2007

    Now Available on Amazon - The SharePoint 2010 Disaster Recovery Guide. Also available - The SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide.
    My blog: My Central Admin.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:07 PM
  • Yes.  I kind of figured that it some how managed this but couldn't find any documentation to back it up, so I thought I better try and find out what is going on.

    Thx

     

    --
    Paul Bergson
    MVP - Directory Services
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCTS, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSci
    2008, Vista, 2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT4
    http://www.pbbergs.com    Twitter @pbbergs

    Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup This
    posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:09 PM
  • If you use the some file extension in your -filename keyword then it will enable compression and you will see a single file.e.g -filename c:\temp\back.bak   if you not give the extension then compression will not enable and it will create multiple files. 

    as in your case you did not use the .bak or cmp extenion so its not compression and create multiple files...started from exporttestsite,1,2

    you only give the path of the 1st file and then no need to worry about it.

     

    I dont think so is their any way to check from out 3 files which one having the subsite.its all in package.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262759(office.12).aspx

     

    hope this help

    thanks

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    Friday, October 29, 2010 3:22 PM