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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Importing sites

Importing sites in SharePoint 2010 at a granular level can be accomplished only through PowerShell.

Importing is akin to restoring the assets of the site. This can also be done for an item.

This recipe shows how to restore the site from the previous recipe.

Getting ready

An export sites file must exist.

The user must have access to one of the servers running PowerShell 2.0 and the user should be a member of the WSS_ADMIN_WPG group on the local computer. The user must also be a member of the db_owner database role and SharePoint_Shell_Access role in the following databases:

  • Source content database
  • Administration content database
  • Destination content database

How to do it...

  1. Click on the Start button on the web frontend.
  2. Under All Programs ...

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