Cloning A Site Collection In The Same Farm

The most reliable way to clone a Site Collection in the same SharePoint Farm is to use the Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite commands through PowerShell or the SharePoint Management Console. The following scenario has been tested on the same farm: Backup a single site collection from Web Application A & Content Database A Restore the backed up site … Continue reading Cloning A Site Collection In The Same Farm

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Restore-SPSite Invalid Data Exception

This error is annoying, but it has some known causes. Here are the ones we know about: Source farm is of a higher patch level than the target farm To check the patch level of the farm, go to Central Administration > Manage Servers in This Farm > Configuration Database Version. You can look the number … Continue reading Restore-SPSite Invalid Data Exception