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Exported/imported site. Now Farm Admin can't see site objects RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've defined a site consisting of user defined columns, content types and lists. The site columns were defined in the top-level site, and the content types and lists defined in a sub-site. I then exported the site using this command:

    stsadm -o backup -url http://sharepoint:31765 -filename C:\site.bak -overwrite

    ...and imported it to a development server using this command:

    stsadm -o restore -url http://sharepoint_dev:12482 -filename C:\site.bak -overwrite

    The import worked fine, but when I login as a Farm Administrator on the sharepoint_dev site none of the site columns or content types are visible (either the standard ones or our user-defined ones). When I open the Site Column Gallery or Site Content Type Gallery I get a blank page.

    Both the original server and the dev server are linked to the same Active Directory (on a Windows Server 2003 domain). The administrator account on this domain was used to create the site.

    Can anyone advise on what I might have done wrong?

    Friday, May 27, 2011 2:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I would suggest you to use STSADM export import instead of backup restore. In backup restore method the guids are also copied and sometimes creates issues.

    If you want to investigate on the above issue I suggest you to enable verbose mode of logging and check what the issue is by going through the logs.

    There is an efficient way of checking permissions that is provided with adminToolkit. This provides a wsp. Once you deploy this wsp you will find a link as "Check Effective Permissions". You can then check permissions efficiently.

    You can find admintoolkit here

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=412a9ef1-3358-4420-b820-0ca3f4641651&displaylang=en

    I hope this will help you out.

    Thanks,

    Rahul Rashu

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, June 2, 2011 3:36 AM
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:22 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Have you checked in the log files if there were any errors/ warning during the import/ export? These log files are created in the same path where the BAK file is.

    Hope this helps!


    BlueSky2010
    Friday, May 27, 2011 9:20 PM
  • Hi,

    I would suggest you to use STSADM export import instead of backup restore. In backup restore method the guids are also copied and sometimes creates issues.

    If you want to investigate on the above issue I suggest you to enable verbose mode of logging and check what the issue is by going through the logs.

    There is an efficient way of checking permissions that is provided with adminToolkit. This provides a wsp. Once you deploy this wsp you will find a link as "Check Effective Permissions". You can then check permissions efficiently.

    You can find admintoolkit here

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=412a9ef1-3358-4420-b820-0ca3f4641651&displaylang=en

    I hope this will help you out.

    Thanks,

    Rahul Rashu

    • Marked as answer by Peng Lei Thursday, June 2, 2011 3:36 AM
    Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:22 AM