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STSADM -o Backup for SharePoint 2003 SiteCollection throws "The specified URL is not a top-level Web

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I'm attempting to backup and restore a site collection in a 2003 implementation as part of a process to migrate ~1500 subsites to a MOSS 2007 implementation. My first step was to backup the site collection these subsites were residing in http://CompPortal/sites/MySiteCollection/ When I run the below command in STSADM I get the error "The specified URL is not a top-level Web site. The backup and restore operations work only for top-level Web sites. Enter the URL for a site to try the operation again. stsadm.exe -o backup -url http://CompPortal/sites/MySiteCollection/ -filename "C:\backup\BL" -overwrite I checked in Central Admin to confirm that this is a site collection and I assume a top-level site and site collection are synonymous. Does anybody have a suggestion on what I could be missing? Thanks

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