In the lifetime of a SharePoint deployment, we need to restructure sites like:
Surely there are PowerShell, STSADM, and Server Object Model ways of doing it. But here I describe the SharePoint Web Interface way of doing it.The advantage is that we can do it without the help of SharePoint Administrator & Central Administration.Content Database Each site collection resides in a content database. In the case of a web application, there could be multiple content databases.Copying SiteNow let us see how to copy a site from one location to another. Open your SharePoint site & choose "Site Actions" > "Site Settings".Choose "Site Administration" > "Content and Structure". In the page that appears, choose the sub site & context menu, then "Copy item".You will get the following dialog to choose the destination site. We are copying the site from one parent to another parent.Choose your Destination Parent & click the "Ok" button. Your copy operation should begin now.Wait for a few minutes until the contents are copied. You can see the new site created.You can try accessing it using the URL.The site appears as in the following:Moving SiteFor moving a site, you can use the Move context menu item & then choose the destination parent site.Note: If you cannot see the Site Content and Structure link then you need to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature from "Site Settings" > "Site Collection" command.Referenceshttp://bit.ly/102VB0C SummaryIn this article we have seen how to move/copy a site without using PowerShell.
Jean Paul is a Developer plus Architect working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 12 years. He is very much passionate in programming and his core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#.
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