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Duplicate Site Collection allows you to create a duplicate of an existing site collection. This is useful if you need to create multiple sites with the same structure, or if you would like to use an existing site as a base to build a new site off of.
- You are in the Explorer.
- You are connected as a Farm Administrator or Tenant Administrator.
- You have a need to create a duplicate of a site.
- Select the site you want to duplicate, and click Duplicate Site Collection under Actions in the Quick Actions Panel.
- Select you preferred Options (details below).
- Click Duplicate.
- Wait for the results to load. You can run other tasks while you wait, and access the results later through the Tasks widget on the top-right corner or in the All Tasks section on the bottom-left.
- For more information on the results, see Results Page.
You can use these fields to give your new duplicate site your preferred name (required), description (optional), and URL (required). The URL will automatically be the same as the name, but can be manually changed.
You can change the managed path of the URL (available managed paths will appear in the drop-down menu).
Note: Explicit paths are not displayed with the site duplication option, but you can change this in the ShareGate Desktop Migration too.
You can leave this option as is or change it to select a new administrator. Only one user can be selected. Security groups are not supported.
If you want to select a new administrator, use the X to delete the current one, begin typing the name of the new administrator, and select them from the drop down.
Select which elements you would like to include from the original site collection.
Choose between Automatic (default) and Manual.
See here for more information on how to check quota data for a site.
Server Resource Quota
You can leave the default (300) or manually input your preference.
See here for more information on storage limits.
Once you have finalized all the above option, click Duplicate to initialize site duplication.
Your results will now initialize. Feel free to run other tasks and come back to the report once it is finished running.
Once the Duplicate Site Collection action is finished running, you will see your results page.
You can see if an operation was successful in the Status column.
If there is a warning or error, you can see the reason in the Details column, and access more information by clicking the Help Me Solve This link.
Note: If you duplicate content to Office 365 the files are first copied to Azure Storage before being copied to your environment, so you may see a status bar indicating that Office 365 is importing items even after duplication is complete. This information will also be available in the Task menu.
Filter your results by clicking Filter in the top-right corner.
Switch which columns you see using the Manage Columns button in the top-right corner.
Export your results to Excel by clicking the Export button in the top-right corner.