Renaming a site collection made easy

If you've ever tried to rename a site collection without SP1 for wss installed you know the headache it can be.  A high level overview of this is :

1. Backup Site Collection to file.
2. Delete Site Collection.
3. Create Site Collection with the new name.
4. Restore Site collection from backup taken in step 1.

Its a fairly clunky way to do it, fortunately since SP1 has been released its become really simple :

stsadm -o renamesite -oldurl http://OLDURL -newurl http://NEWURL

Its really made my life easier 🙂


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