Thursday, February 18, 2010

SharePoint 2007 - Import Fails With Message "Cannot import site. The exported site is based on the template SPS#0 but the destination site is based on the template STS#0"

Cannot import site. The exported site is based on the template SPS#0 but the destination site is based on the template STS#0. You can import sites only into sites that are based on same template as the exported site.

If you are using stsadm.exe to do an export/import and you run into an error similar to that shown above, take a look at the template you used to create the destination site collection. If you used something other than the "Blank Site" template, that's probably the problem. Recreate your Site Collection using the Blank Site template and give the import another go.

2 comments:

Tiago said...

What if:

You cannot recreate the site, because it already contains important information (tons, GBs of it)?

Is there another way. Having to rebuild it, is so "Microsoft" style...

Bryan said...

Sorry Tiago, I dont know of another way around the issue. If you find another solution, please post it here too. Thanks!