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I have a site collection that is located on our project server that needs to be incorporated to our main SharePoint Enterprise server. As a little more background, the project server was setup first to give a small group access to SharePoint features it needed. Later on, SharePoint was setup company-wide by a contractor who had no knowledge of the original instance.

It is currently for example at http://projectserver.com/Engineering/Maintenance

We need it moved to http://companydomain/Engineering/Maintenace

The backup and restore tools only seem to move top-level domains as does the stsadm tool. What is my best option to do this?

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You're trying to move the ProjectServer site collection or change the domain? AFAIK, you can't use STSADM to backup/restore PWA site collections because of the GUIDs PWA references in the database. –  Kit Menke Jun 28 '11 at 14:36
    
I am trying to move just the engineering site collection. It is not the root one. and move it to a similar spot on our enterprise sharepoint application. –  caschw Jun 28 '11 at 16:45

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If you're running 2010, simply do a export of the site collection and then import into the correct web application.

  1. http://YOURCENTRALADMINURL/backups.aspx
  2. Click Perform a site collection backup

After backup complete,

  1. http://YOURCENTRALADMINURL/backups.aspx
  2. Restore from a backup
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The backup attempts made through here fail immediately (0 - 1 seconds in to the backup). –  caschw Jul 1 '11 at 12:44
    
Hi there. The backup job will tell you why it fails. Otherwise, please try and do a backup using Powershell: a. Backup-SPSite -Identity SitecollectionURL -Path "\\UNCPATH\Backupsetname.bak" -force and then restore with this command : Restore-SPSite -Identity RestoreURL -Path "\\Backuplocation\backupname.bak" -force –  Fox Jul 8 '11 at 9:57

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