Hi in same web application how to create a new site collection based on existing subsite. I have below subsite:


I want to create a new site collection and import subsite1 under it:


  • Is this a one of, or is it intended as a general template for Site creation? Jan 27, 2019 at 9:33

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You must export and import existed site to new blank site, if you want to move it to new site collection:

  1. Export the subsite using the Export-SPWeb http://webapp/sites/subsite1 -Path "subsite1_export.cmp"
  2. Create a subsite on the destination without template New-SPWeb http://webapp2/sitecoll/subweb2
  3. Import site from exported file Import-SPWeb http://webapp2/sitecoll/subweb2 -Path subsite1_export.cmp -IncludeUserSecurity -Overwrite
  • I tried this but the imported site should have same template id like targe site
    – adilahmed
    Jan 28, 2019 at 17:21

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