Copy-SPSite

Makes a copy of a site collection.

Syntax

Copy-SPSite
    [-Identity] <SPSitePipeBind>
    [-TargetUrl] <String>
    [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
    [-DestinationDatabase <SPContentDatabasePipeBind>]
    [-HostHeaderWebApplication <String>]
    [-PreserveSiteId]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Use the Copy-SPSite cmdlet to make a copy of a site collection from an implied source content database to a specified destination content database.

The copy of the site collection has a new URL and a new SiteID. When you have database snapshot capabilities on a computer runningSQL Server, a temporary snapshot of the source database is created for the duration of the copy to prevent any data changes during the copy process. If you do not have database snapshot capabilities on the server running SQL Server, you can back up the source and restore it to the destination to get the same result.

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Examples

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C:\PS>Copy-SPSite http://contoso/sites/OldTeam -DestinationDatabase WSS_Content -TargetUrl http://contoso/sites/NewTeam

This example makes a copy of the http://contoso/sites/OldTeam site collection from its database to the WSS_Content database with the new URL, http://contoso/sites/NewTeam and a new Site ID.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Specifies the site collection to copy. This can be a valid URL or GUID.

Type:SPSitePipeBind
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-TargetUrl

The URL that will be used for the destination copy of the site collection.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DestinationDatabase

Specifies the location where the copy will be sent to.

Type:SPContentDatabasePipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-HostHeaderWebApplication

Use when the site collection is a host header named site collection that allows the site to land on the correct web application.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-PreserveSiteId

{{Fill PreserveSiteId Description}}

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2016