SharePoint 2010 Content Deployment What is that, who should use that, and when that should be used Prepared for:SharePoint Saturday Chicago Date:October 16, 2010
2 What is it? 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.
4 That’s great! I’m going to go use it right now! 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 What do you gain?
5 Content Deployments are horrible! Isn’t there a better way? Author on Production via an extended web application Custom solution? Backup and restore
6 So what do you need to pull this off? Authoring and Production Farm Use this for: Internet-facing sites Extranet sites with read-only access
7 Next step up… 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
8 Now that is to big. What about the little guy? Single Publishing Farm Use this for: Intranet deployments External testing/validation is not needed When one farm is all you have
9 I’m still interested…. Who gets it and who doesn’t…
10 The Details Please…. 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
11 Enough Talk! Let take a look at SharePoint… Spin up that VM!
12 Common Pitfalls Not enough Planning... Plan for which server are the export import server Plan content deployment paths Plan job scheduling Plan for large jobs
13 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
14 So What new in SharePoint 2010? Database Snapshots! Import Settings UnattachedContentDatabase ExportFrontEndFileStreams Removed Export part – ‘retry’ is gone Custom deployment aware event handlers and feature activation code