Moving a list between site collections and keeping all data/metadata
Im currently working on migrating my team's information from one SP site collection (their old site) and into a new site collection. I have one list which needs moving - a request ticketing system for the team. What I want to know is, is it possible to move a list between site collections and keep all the records/columns intact. I've read on different sites that this isn't directly possible, and that the typical methods of moving (I've tried Designer import/export) simply move the aspx. forms- so the actual page, but not the content. I've tried: * Saving as a template - for some reason I had a warning message about the content being too big? * exporting as a spreadsheet - then creating a spreadsheet list - all of the fiels appear as text, which isn't useful as I want to preserve fields wich list people and groups * as I've said - exporting/importing using a web package via designer. I'm not very technically minded, so any options which avoid masses of code would be fantastic, but any input is welcome
July 8th, 2011 7:52am

Content Deployment would be a possible technology, but I'm afraid it is not very friendly to the end-user. You could try using the codeplex tool called SPContentDeploymentWizard, I think. That surfaces some of the metadata retention options as checkboxes.
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July 8th, 2011 11:34am

Content Deployment would be a possible technology, but I'm afraid it is not very friendly to the end-user. You could try using the codeplex tool called SPContentDeploymentWizard, I think. That surfaces some of the metadata retention options as checkboxes.
July 8th, 2011 11:34am

Hi , You can achieve this by saving the list as template .The limitation of a list template is 50MB ,but you can enlarge it to maximum 2GB .The command is like this: stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue 50000000 . After you save the list include the content as template you can : 1. Go to the site collection: Site Actions>Site Settings>List Templates>Open the template and save it to your computer . 2. Go to the site collection where you want to move the list .Open the list template gallery and upload the template into it . 3. Then you create a list using the list template . Thanks, Entan Ming
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July 11th, 2011 9:27pm

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July 25th, 2012 6:45pm

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July 26th, 2012 6:05am

Calling out a former moderator for a post that's a little over a year old with that tone is somewhat abusive, especially considering that you don't appear to have a strong post history in the Technet forums. I've reported your post as inappropriate as it doesn't add anything to the forums or this post.Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
July 26th, 2012 6:05am

Hello, this method does not seem to preserve list item metadata including created date, modified date or created by/modified by... As those are the primary types of metadata that seem relevant I think the title for this post may be better without the "/metadata" Hope this helps and saves someone a few, otherwise wasted, minutes. (If I am wrong please correct me! Please!)
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October 3rd, 2012 3:50pm

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