SharePoint 2007 Site Import and Export -STSADM

While working in Migration project it could be a requirement to change the structure of the sites.  So What will you do. SharePoint 2007 now has great improvements. 

You can use STSADM Import and Export command to get that.  You can find more information and step by step guide from below.

Consolidating Site Collections After Upgrading SharePoint



A Critical Update to Prepare for Upgrade Test Machine

I was sitting in office while tweaking the test environments for my team for the test migration cycles.  We until now have run over 120 Test cycles for our projects.  The success ratio for the success is 1:4 which is not very good but we are still learning as our portal has over 1500 webs in one site collection :).  But any way lets not get away for the original task. 

While I was preparing the test machines for the migration one error message became my friend when I try to run the SharePoint 2003 Backup and restore.  The error message was something like this

The Database schema you wanted to restore is too old to perform this operation.  Restore Failed.

I wasted some time finding solution to that but there is nothing on the web on this.  So finally I decided to do some thing I never did before. I opened Microsoft Update site and click Custom download button.  I saw a Knowledge base update there KB924881.  I download it and believe me the DB restore worked fine.  While making a new machine for our first Dev Test.  I confirmed it by downloading the Patch and installing it (Got the same error when I run without patching it).  The link to the download is given below.

Specially update you computer with this update.