Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file

In a previous post, Increase maximum size of List Template, I explained how to increase the maximum file size of a list / site template in SharePoint.  However, even after doing that you may encounter another error when trying to save the template: 'Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file'.

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The resolution to this is to use stsadm to do the export (and subsequent import), and specify the attribute -nofilecompression.

 stsadm -o export -url http://yoururl/youroldsite -includeusersecurity -nofilecompression -filename C:\yourdirectory 

stsadm -o import -url http://yoururl/yournewsite -includeusersecurity -nofilecompression -filename C:\yourdirectory 

 

- Dan