I've been getting my feet wet with SharePoint Consulting for the last couple of months now and I've been tasked with a migration that I wanted to run past this fine community. Here's the task:
From within PowerShell, I am to research moving a sub site to a new location where it will be the root Site Collection in addition to residing at the root of the Web Application. In case that didn't come out right, I'll try to break it down differently:
- Need to convert the sub site to a root Site Collection in a different Web Application
- From what I have been reading, it seems that I should be able to use the Backup and Restore procedures. I am concerned about issues with overlapping GUIDS, though, as I know that is a common pitfall in these scenarios. I am also concerned with relative URL mappings, though I'm not 100% sure how to mitigate or even how to manually fix after the migration is done - or if this is even possible.
I hope this is clear enough. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.