This is a bit of a tough one.
We have a SharePoint 2013 sub-site that we either need to move to a root site collection or somehow mask the URL so that the user only sees a specifc address in the address bar.
The content database is approx 20gb in size so it seems unreasonable to run an Export-SPWeb command as its way too slow.
Ideally we want to change the subsite URL to http://thelibrary and not to have anything after this apart from the page names. Therefore we dont want it to display the current subsite for example http://thelibrary/LIBRARY/etc..
I tried setting up a VANITY URL in IIS and this partially worked however when browsing to http://thelibrary it just redirected me to the original URL which is not helpful.
I am trying to save our company some money by doing this ourselves rather than being charged the moon having been quoted for 8 days of work to get this resolved.
Any ideas would be very helpful and I've got a deadline of next Wednesday to acheieve this myself!