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is it possible to move a site collection from one web application to another ?

I currently have a site collection developped in a web application called ABC. We need to transfer this site collection to another web application called DEF.

These 2 web apps are on the same MOSS server. Does stdadm can do this ?

Thanks !

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Yes.

You can use STSADM -o backup and then restore it to the other one.

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Ok thanks, that's the command I was looking for ! –  Raphyboy Sep 21 '09 at 14:25
    
If you are moving a site collection based on the Publishing Template, you will first need to create a temporary Publishing site collection on the destination before restoring your backed up site collection. Just an FYI. –  pelleg Sep 22 '09 at 13:16

You can also use stsadm -o export and stsadm -o import

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SharePoint sites are not actually moved from one location or server to another; rather, they are backed up to a file or exported to a file, and then the content or site is re-created from the backup file or imported from file.

stsadm -export http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262759.aspx

stsadm -backup http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263441.aspx

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