Question : User has changed his name in the active directory and wants see his mysite with the new URL.

Can we follow the steps given below:
○ Take the backup of the existing site collection (Stsadm -o export)
○ Goto SSP -> User profile -> remove Personal site URL -> Save
○ Ask her to click on the "Mysite" Link
○ New site collection will be created for her
○ Import the old collection content (Stsadm -o import)
○ you may need to change the site title of the new site collection after the import.

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I did exactly as you suggested and it worked in my test environment. So I guess you have the right approach. It was not production so you should check with your user before making any changes.

I hope this helps :)

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