ConvertTo-SPSite

Converts a sub-site to a site collection.

ConvertTo-SPSite -SourceWeb <SPWebPipeBind> -TargetUrl <String> -OwnerLogin <String> [-OwnerEmail [<String>]] [-SecondaryEmail [<String>]] [-SecondaryOwnerLogin [<String>]] [-ContentDatabase [<SPContentDatabasePipeBind>]] [-SiteSubscription [<SPSiteSubscriptionPipeBind>]] [-Name [<String>]] [-Language [<UInt32>]] [-Description [<String>]] [-ExportedFile [<String>]] [-NoFileCompression [<SwitchParameter>]] [-SuppressAfterEvents [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DeleteSource [<SwitchParameter>]] [-CreateManagedPath [<SwitchParameter>]] [-HaltOnWarning [<SwitchParameter>]] [-HaltOnFatalError [<SwitchParameter>]] [-IncludeUserSecurity [<SwitchParameter>]] [-HostHeaderWebApplication [<SPWebApplicationPipeBind>]] [-QuotaTemplate [<SPQuotaTemplatePipeBind>]] [-AssignmentCollection [<SPAssignmentCollection>]]

Parameters

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ParameterRequiredTypeDescription
SourceWebTrueSPWebPipeBind

Specifies the URL or GUID of the Web to be converted.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Web site (for example, MySPSite1); or an instance of a valid SPWeb object.

TargetUrlTrueString

The target URL of the new site collection. Example: http://server_name/sites/newsite1

OwnerLoginTrueString

The site collection's owner login in the form domain\user.

OwnerEmailFalseString

The owner's email in the form user@domain.com

SecondaryEmailFalseString

The secondary owner's email in the form user@domain.com

SecondaryOwnerLoginFalseString

The seconary owner's login in the form domain\user.

ContentDatabaseFalseSPContentDatabasePipeBind

The content database to store the new site collection within.

SiteSubscriptionFalseSPSiteSubscriptionPipeBind

NameFalseString

The name or title of the new site collection.

LanguageFalseUInt32

DescriptionFalseString

ExportedFileFalseString

If an export of the source web was already performed provide the path to the exported file to prevent another export from occuring.

NoFileCompressionFalseSwitchParameter

SuppressAfterEventsFalseSwitchParameter

DeleteSourceFalseSwitchParameter

Delete the source web after the conversion completes.

CreateManagedPathFalseSwitchParameter

Create a managed path for the new site collection.

HaltOnWarningFalseSwitchParameter

Halt the export or import operation on warning.

HaltOnFatalErrorFalseSwitchParameter

Halt the export or import operation on error.

IncludeUserSecurityFalseSwitchParameter

HostHeaderWebApplicationFalseSPWebApplicationPipeBind

QuotaTemplateFalseSPQuotaTemplatePipeBind

The quota template to assign to the new site collection.

AssignmentCollectionFalseSPAssignmentCollection

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.

Detailed Description

Converts a sub-site to a site collection.

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Examples

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PS C:\> Get-SPWeb http://portal/subweb1 | ConvertTo-SPSite -TargetUrl "http://portal/sites/newsitecoll" -OwnerLogin domain\user

This example converts the web located at http://portal/subweb1 to a site collection located at http://portal/sites/newsitecoll