Sunday, April 26, 2009

SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard

Currently we are migrating HTML and Notes Database data to SharePoint due project timeline, We plan to migrate content first in to staging environment and use SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard to export site's and Import in to Production environment.

The SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard is a tool for SharePoint 2007 which provides the means to deploy the following content:
- site collections
- webs
- lists
- folders
- list items (including files)

Export selection screen:
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Import settings screen:
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Note :

1. Content deployment does require the target site to be created with the blank site definition. Since it also requires that both the source/target site are based on the same definition, this means you should select blank when creating the site in development too

2. From single file'/'From multiple files' options - the Wizard always exports with file compression enabled, so when exporting content over 25MB, files are split into several files at this threshold.

Introducing the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard' for more screenshots and information visit @  http://www.sharepointnutsandbolts.com/2007/12/introducing-sharepoint-content.html

Download - SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard on Codeplex

7 comments:

Brad Helicher said...

Hi Faizel,

Nice post. As an alternative to native tools, one may also consider using ROSS by RepliWeb - this is a 3rd party solution which automates deployments and provides other management layers.

Brad

Faizal said...

Hi Brad Helicher, Thanks for the info. the product look interesting Understand from website that "ROSS provides selective (granular) or comprehensive deployment/replication of solutions, structure, look & feel, navigation, galleries, features & content types and more."

Do you know the licensing cost and support details?

Brad Helicher said...

Hi Faizal,

Thanks for the reply. I'd be happy to help you with licensing and pricing. So that I can be more accurate, would you welcome a personal email? Perhaps you can drop me a line to b.helicher@repliweb.com. Thanks!

Brad

Puja said...

Dear Faizal

Can you help me with this problem.
I created a empty site using stsadm command. But whn i export the site on this empty site I get this error.

FatalError: Cannot import site. The exported site is based on the template STS#1 but the destination site is based on the template STS#0. You can import sites only into sites that are based on same template as the exported site.

Faizal said...

Hi Puja,

List of Template code given below, Please make sure that you have used STSADM command to created team site and exported and importing to same site template. You can export and import different template.

Team Site: STS#0
Blank Site: STS#1
Document Workspace: STS#2
Wiki Site: WIKI#0
Blog Site: BLOG#0
Basic Meeting Workspace: MPS#0
Blank Meeting Workspace: MPS#1
Decision Meeting Workspace: MPS#2
Social Meeting Workspace: MPS#3
Multiple Meeting Workspace: MPS#4

Need more help do let me know.

Puja said...

Thanks faizal,
For quick reply. I tried creatign my destination site on Team template as well. i used this command "stsadm -o createsite -url http://moss
devpuja02:39816/sites/mysite1 -owneremail puja.dhanetwal@vadev.visionaustralia.o
rg -ownerlogin vadev\pdhanetwal -sitetemplate STS#1"

Still, the tools gives the error Cannot import site. The exported site is based on the template STS#1 but the destination site is based on the template STS#0. You can import sites only into sites that are based on same template as the exported site.
I failed to understand, why the destination site is always a STS#0 eventhough i am forcing it to be STS#1.

Faizal said...

Hi Puja,

Please create team site using STSADM command and try to import see you got the same error... i am not sure this error due blank site that do not have content to export?