This is the current scenario:
Sharepoint 2010 on MachineA with SQL Server. Site collection SCa on web app WAa.
Now I need to "deploy" my site collection on MachineB.
What are the suggested ways to do this? At the moment:
- I've read about Sandbox solution; but I think is not a feasable choice for me.
- I've tried, save SCa as site template, and then recreate the site collection on MachineB based on the template. It seems working, can I rely on that? Is it safe? Which site features will I loose? Workflows?
This is the content I'd like to deploy:
- Document libraries
- Related workflows
Just that. For document libraries ONLY, it woul be nice to deploy contents also.
After these four answers, I'm going toward a granular backup using powershell
Import-SPWeb. Even not sure yet.