Hey Folks,

I’ve had to perform this task several occasions now.  Because I don’t do it very frequently I found myself looking up the commands and trying them several times until I had them working.  This post now records the correct commands.


I have a Tasks list that I want to copy from one site to another.  The list is names Tasks.  I want to move it from the Operations site to the Sales and Marketing site.  Respectively /Operations/Tasks">http://<serverName>/Operations/Tasks to /Sales">http://<serverName>/Sales and Marketing/Tasks. 

Command to export site to cmp file:

Export-SPWeb -Identity <SiteURL> -Path <Path and File Name> [-ItemUrl <URL of Site, List, or Library>] [-IncludeUserSecurity] [-IncludeVersions] [-NoFileCompression] [-GradualDelete] [-Verbose]

The actual command in this scenario is:

export-spweb -identity http://<serverName>/operations -path c:tasklist.cmp -itemurl /operations/lists/tasks –includeusersecurity


Command to Import Task list to new site

Import-SPWeb -Identity  <SiteURL>  -Path <ExportFileName>  [-Force] [-NoFileCompression] [-Verbose]

Actual Command:

Import-SPWeb -identity "http://<serverName/sales and marketing" -path c:tasklist.cmp –force

There you have it!