This is the follow-up to the Export-Sharepoint Sites post early this week.
It’s great that we can export a Sharepoint site now, and even get a nice report giving us document counts which we’ll need to validate that the import has worked correctly. But now we need to do the import, and we want it to be as easy as possible, and here’s how I did it.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but at work we are divesting one of our business units which is requiring us to split up a lot of data. One of the bigger challenges has been what to do with our Sharepoint site. At SeraCare we make very extensive use of our Sharepoint server and have a nearly 80gb database! This made the upgrade from Sharepoint 2003 (not WSS 3.0) to Sharepoint 2010 pretty challenging, let me tell you! Now I have to pick up over 800 sites from our Intranet and send it over to the IT department of this divested business unit. Here’s how I plan to do it.
In August 2012 my company migrated to SharePoint 2010, and immediately ran into a problem. SharePoint 2010 has a limit on lists of 5000, and this is a pretty hard limit–it won’t even show the list items to the user if you’re over the threshold. Now, you could just go in and change the threshold to a much higher number but honestly, that completely defeats the whole purpose of the threshold which is there to improve list performance. Ideally, you want to delete items in the list until you’re under the threshold. Here’s how I did it.