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If I merge SiteCollectionA and SiteCollectionB in SiteCollectionAB, how can I have ALL URLs in A and B be redirected to AB? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there

    In SharePoint Online:

    If I merge SiteCollectionA and SiteCollectionB in SiteCollectionAB,
    - how can I have ALL old URLs in SiteCollectionA and SiteCollectionB be redirected to SiteCollectionAB to the new URL?

    E.g. after merging:

    - sitecollectionA/lists/calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 should be redirected to - sitecollectionAB/lists/calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1

    - sitecollectionB/lists/finance/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 should be redirected to - sitecollectionAB/lists/finance/DispForm.aspx?ID=1

    And so on.

    Thanks.

    Sites are big, so I will need an automatic way.

    Thanks so much.



    • Edited by ran009 Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:43 PM
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 10:46 PM

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  • Hi ran009, 

    There is no OOTB option to merge SiteCollectionA and SiteCollectionB in SiteCollectionAB.

    There are couple of things you can think:

    1. You can use export and import function to move the sites from one site collection to other but you will lose the metadata.

    2. Use the 3rd party tools ( ShareGate / Metalogix etc.), they will help to move site collections.

    Third Party Tool disclaimer:

    While Microsoft supports and encourages open-source software development, it does not provide technical support for the softwares from third parties, nor does it guarantee that the software will work as described.

    Best Regards, 

    Lisa Chen



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    Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:11 AM
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  • Hi Lisa,

    How will I redirect the older URLs from A and B to the new site's URLs AB?

    E.g. after merging:

    - sitecollectionA/lists/calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 should be redirected to - sitecollectionAB/lists/calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=1

    - sitecollectionB/lists/finance/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 should be redirected to - sitecollectionAB/lists/finance/DispForm.aspx?ID=1

    And so on.

    Thanks.

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:42 PM
  • Ho ran009, 

    How did you merged SiteCollectionA and SiteCollectionB in SiteCollectionAB?

    Best Regards, 

    Lisa Chen 



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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:26 AM
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  • I simply copied Sites A and B in to a new site AB.

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:07 PM
  • Hi ran009,

    You can use export and import function to move the sites from one site collection to other.

    It will make ALL URLs in A and B be redirected to AB.

    Reference:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40253594/export-site-from-one-site-collection-to-another-in-sharepoint-2013

    Best Regards, 

    Lisa Chen 


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    Friday, June 7, 2019 8:46 AM
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