Sharepoint 2010 Content Deployment

This is a very small and simple blog that I thought of writing for content deployment in SharePoint 2010. I tried to run the content deployment and it was failing for some reason, everytime I was creating a blankinternet#0 portal as the Target site template and it was failing on my 1009 build of SharePoint.

Finally a colleague (Sridhar Raghunathan) of mine suggested creating a new blank Site template using Power Shell and that helped me, after that my Content deployment was successful:

New-SPSite –Url “http://webappurl” –Name “Empty Site Name” –OwnerAlias “domain\user”. 

Rest all the steps for content deployment remain the same as they were in MOSS 2007, i.e. configuring Content Deployment paths, job and the Central Admin URL.