I am doing cleanup of a sharepoint intranet and one of the tasks is to break the team sites into their own web application. Problem is, there is a lot of content to move over, but not enough to warrant using a third party tool.
An idea I had was to basically clone the intranet into another web app, and then delete everything except the team sites. But, this sounds like it might result in orphaned content.
Is this approach viable? Is there a better solution?