creating site from site template with contents (taking forever) RRS feed

  • Question

  • I saved a site as a template with data.  There were about 2500 items in a particular list.

    I tried to create a new site using this custom template but "Operation in Process" never gets more than about half way (even after an hour).  I've tried three times.

    Is it possible to create a site with as many list items as this site's content had?

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    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:40 PM


  • Hi run4it,

    It is ok that a list has more than 2500 items, save the site as template, and create site based on the template.

    As to your scenario, make sure that all contents in your site works as expected, and please go to View All Site Content page on which site you try to create the site based on the template, check whether the new created site is there, the site may be partially created and meet a timeout exception. If your site is large, it needs time to complete the created process, wait a long time to check the result. Check your content database size, whether it is over the recommended size, otherwise, it will cause some performance issue.

    Also check whether there are some information in the Server ULS logs and event reviewer logs.

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    Thursday, October 4, 2012 6:29 AM