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Export and Import Subsite in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

Export-Import subsite using PowerShell in SharePoint 2010
how to export SharePoint subsite? export subsite SharePoint 2013 PowerShell, Unlike SharePoint 2013, you'll have to create a subsite first and then import. Export-SPWeb cmdlet used to export a sub site, list or document library.

Open SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and run this command. Change Site URL and Path values accordingly.
Export-SPWeb "http://sharepoint.company.com/sites/Sales/US/" ` 
         -Path "C:\sales-us.cmp" -IncludeVersions All -includeusersecurity

To export a site, list or document library by using Central Administration:
You can also export a Subsite from SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 Central Administration via "Export a site or list"  capability. Go to SharePoint Central Administration >> Backup and Restore >> Click on "Export a site or list" link under "Granular Backup" group.
Export subsite sharepoint 2013 powershell
Important: Both the source and destination sites should be using same template!

Import subsite in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell
Import-SPWeb PowerShell cmdlet used to import a sub site from backup.
Import-SPWeb "http://sharepoint.company.com/sites/Sales/US/" ` 
        -Path "C:\sales-us.cmp"  -includeusersecurity -UpdateVersions overwrite 
With these cmdlets, we can Export and Import a particular sub site, list or document library. You can also use Export-SPWeb & Import-SPWeb cmdlets to copy list with data between SharePoint Sites/Web Apps/or between different environments. E.g. Copy a SharePoint list from Dev to Staging server.

Please note, export-import is not as same as backup-restore. Certain artifacts will not be copied during export-import. Such as:
  • Workflow association-data
  • Audit logs
  • Recycle bin items
  • Created By, Modified By details, etc.
Export and Import Subsite in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell Export and Import Subsite in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on September 28, 2015 Rating: 5

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