MOSS comes with a handy utility named “stsdam”. The utility is present in the following folder by default.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN
For exporting a site use the following command
Either move to the BIN folder or SET path to BIN folder. The complete command is
stsadm –o export –url http://sites/site –filename filename.cab –overwrite
Replace http://sites/site with your site name and filename with the required filename you want. The switch overwrite will overwrite the file if the name you specified already exist. For getting the complete help of export, try the following command
stsadm –help export
If the exporting runs without error, you will get the following message
For importing you can use the import statement with stsadm.
stsadm –o import –url http://newsites/site –filename filename.cab
On success you will get a similar screen with the message “Operation completed successfully” at the end.
For more help on import use
stsadm –help import
Hope this helps!!!