Friday, August 9, 2013

Move subsites into separate site collections in SharePoint 2010

Recently one of our customer created a ticket and requested to move some of his subsites to separate site collections. I think this will be genuine requirement for everybody as rather than keeping the subsite, it’s better to keep a separate site collection.  

I worked on this request and thought of sharing with everybody so that it would be beneficial for the complete community.

Let me explain in basic manner so that there would be no confusion:

Let’s assume here are my subsites:

I wanted to convert / move the above subsites into separate site collections so that they would looks like:

Steps are pretty simple so nothing to worry about and we can easily achieve this requirement without any issues.

Note: If you have a requirement like the mentioned above and don’t have sufficient rights to do the operation on your own then request you to forward the requirement to your SharePoint Administrators so that they can complete this task based on your requirements.

Please refer the following commands which are very helpful in accomplishing the requirements:

Export command:
Export-SPWeb -Identity <URL of the subsite> -Path <Filename> -IncludeUserSecurity

By using the above command we can take the backup of the subsite.

Import command:
Import-SPWeb http://site -Path D:\export.cmp -UpdateVersions –Overwrite

By using the above command you can restore the subsite backup to the site collection that you want as per your requirements.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.
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