I have a site that I am attempting to move via the Powershell commands "Export-SPWeb" and "Import-SPWeb". However, I am concerned that the export is not working correctly. In Storage Metrics, the site being exported shows as 32.6GB. When I run the following command in Powershell, the resulting file is only 566MB... and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Export-SPWeb http://intranet.company.com/sog/ -Path "E:\SOG-Export\sog.cmp" -IncludeUserSecurity -IncludeVersions 2

I would expect an export of 33GB to take much longer, not to mention be bigger in size. If everything is in there, that's a compression ratio of around 98%. As far as I can tell from the export log, though, there are no errors and all lists, groups, users, etc. seem to be included.

What is the expected compression ratio for Export-SPWeb?

Note: The site being exported is mostly pages and lists, with few actual files (documents or images) in any of the libraries. Farm is SharePoint 2013 Enterprise.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.