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I have a site collection that features 2 sites.
I want to move (restore) to a different server but would like to have them as 2 seperate collections - is this possible?
If so, should I split/promote/whatever before or after the backup/restore?
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i will wonder if there is a way to split a site collection to two.
Check this link
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/5f5cee6a-a2af-4129-9518-a5ecf91fa405/

but i can create backup for the single sites and add it to the new site collection using backup and restore or import export.
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That URL talks about splitting a site collection over multiple content databases and how it is not possible. No solutions there.
I'm pretty sure I've achieved what I needed to do by saving the site as a template (with content), copying the wsp file to the new server, activating it and creating a new site collection based on the template
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