Monday, March 28, 2011

Migrating Sites to different Site Collections

There are three methods to exporting/backing up a site.
  1. Saving Site as Site Template
    • ​Click on site actions / site settings
    • Save Site as Site template
      • ​Click Include Site Content
    • Browse to Site Gallery
    • Save .tmp file
    • New Site Collection
    • Browse to New Site Gallery
    • Upload Site Template
    • Create New Site
    • Use Custom Site Templates

  2. Using SharePoint Designer
    • Open Site in SPD
    • Click Site > Administration > Back Up Site
      • Click Include Site Archives
    • New Site Collection
    • Create New Blank site
    • Open new Site in SPD
    • Click Site > Administration > Restore Site
    • Select the backedup site (.cmp)
    • Click Restore

  3. ​​Using STSADM CMD
    • On the SharePoint Server, Open CMD as Administrator
    • Browse to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Bin
    • Backup: STSADM -o export -url http://spsite:80/Site -filename c:\export\Site -includeusersecurity
    • Create new blank site
      • STSADM -o createweb -url http://newspsite:70/Site1
    • Restore: STSADM -o import -url http://newspsite:70/Site -filename c:\export\Site.cmp -includeusersecurity
​All Three Methods should successfully move/migrate your SharePoint Site.

If your new site uses a different Master Page, you may receive the error FILE NOT FOUND.  if so, do these following steps to fix the error

    • Click on the new site that is erroring
    • Browse to the settings
      • /_layouts/settings.aspx
    • Click on Master Page
    • Click off inherit Master Page and select the current Master Page
      • Reset all Sites to Current Master Page.
    • Click Okay
  • ​Now the site should be back up.
    • ​​Afterwards you can go back and switch the Master Page to inherit.
    Hopes this helps someone in the future.

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Setting a Fixed Width in SharePoint 2010

    This needs to blogged about once again, since it seems to be an ongoing issue with SharePoint skinning.

    This post will show how to easily go from the default liquid layout, to a 960px width with auto scrolling.
    Step 1. Alter the Body Tag – replace scroll="no” with style="overflow:auto;”
    (This will allow the Body to have a scroll bar when needed.) 
    Step 2. Add the below <div> tag directly after the <body> <form> tags
     <div style="width:960px; margin:auto;”>


    Step3. Don’t forget to add the closing </div> tag directly after  
    <SharePoint:DeveloperDashboard runat="server"/> around line 625

    Thats it, Save your master page and refresh your SharePoint... you now should have a fixed width
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