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We're using WSS 3.0 and I have a test site and production site, both with WSS 3.0 on 2003 server.  I'm wanting to move content from the test site to the production site and have been looking at this Q:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Misc/Q_20993317.html?qid=20993317&query=smigrate&clearTAFilter=true

The content I want is on a TLD (http://server) on the test site and I want to move it to a subweb on my production site (http://server2/subweb).

I'm receiving this error when trying to do so:


smigrate.exe -r -w http://server2/subweb -f c:\filename.fwp -x -u domain\administrator -pw *
02 Apr 2007 11:17:04 -0500      Site collection opened
02 Apr 2007 11:17:04 -0500      Authenticating against the web server.
02 Apr 2007 11:17:04 -0500      Site opened
Progress: Opening service /subweb.
Progress: Finished open service http://2server/subweb
Progress: Reading manifest: counting tasks
Progress: Beginning restore of http://2server/subweb
Progress: Sending manifest
Progress: Finished sending manifest
Progress: Server error: A site template has already been applied to this site. O
nce a template has been applied, the site must be deleted and recreated in order
 to apply a different template.
Progress: All sites restored
02 Apr 2007 11:17:09 -0500      ERROR (possibly fatal):
ERROR:  2162777 Server error: A site template has already been applied to this s
ite. Once a template has been applied, the site must be deleted and recreated in
 order to apply a different template.
02 Apr 2007 11:17:09 -0500      Site closed
02 Apr 2007 11:17:09 -0500      Site collection closed


Any ideas on why it's not working?  I tried to follow the directions on the link, but was confused on the part about using the Central Administration to make my subweb vs creating the subweb through the TLD site...



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hi tripple07,

In WSS 3.0, there is no SMigrate.exe, you need to use the STSADM.EXE tool to migrate the sites. The following link contains article on migrating content,

http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2006/10/16/what-happened-to-smigrate-exe-what-if-i-only-want-to-upgrade-one-site-what-can-i-do-now-with-stsadm-exe.aspx

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Shailaja Kumar
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Thanks for the link.  I've been reviewing it (and others), but I can't seem to find out how to just export just the top level site, without any subsites?


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hi tripple07,

If you want to take backup of only your toplevel site then you need to use SharePoint Designer to take backup of the site and restore it. The SharePoint Designer gives you the option of taking backup of only the toplevel site or the toplevel site and the subsites.

A detailed article on this is presented in the following link, kindly explore it
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner/HA100699391033.aspx

Do contact for any further qureries
Regards,
Shailaja Kumar
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