SharePoint 2010 Content Deployment The what is that, who should use it, and when it should be used Prepared for: SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles Date: September 18, 2010
Microsoft says: Content deployment deploys content from a source SharePoint Server 2010 site collection to a destination site collection. The complete source site collection can be deployed, or a subset of sites can be deployed. What do I say?
2 What is it?
Consider your particular scenario. Is it a good fit? Farm Topologies are Completely Different Servers have specific performance tuning requirements Security concerns for content on the destination 3 That’s great! I’m going to go use it right now! What do you gain?
Author on Production via an extended web application Custom solution? Backup and restore 4 Content Deployments are horrible! Isn’t there a better way?
Authoring and Production Farm Use this for: Internet-facing sites Extranet sites with read-only access 5 So what do you need to pull this off?
Authoring, Staging, and Production Farms Use this for: Multi-stage approval process business requirement Validating content that reflects production environment Testing content with custom web parts and code 6 Next step up…
Single Publishing Farm Use this for: Intranet deployments External testing/validation is not needed When one farm is all you have 7 Now that is to big. What about the little guy?
Who gets it and who doesn’t… 8 I’m still interested….
So what does it take to set this up? A Path… …is the road to get from A to B A Job… …is the car that drives you from A to B 9 The Details Please….
Spin up that VM! 10 Enough Talk! Let take a look at SharePoint…
Not enough Planning... Plan for which server are the export import server Plan content deployment paths Plan job scheduling Plan for large jobs And the complexity continues…. Keep content in scope I exported the child but not the parent Use empty site collection as a destination (Not blank!) Install required features on destination but don’t active What's your patching level? Don’t forget the language packs 11 Common Pitfalls
Database Snapshots! Import Settings UnattachedContentDatabase ExportFrontEndFileStreams Removed Export part – ‘retry’ is gone Custom deployment aware event handlers and feature activation code 12 So What new in SharePoint 2010?
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