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Restore Site Collection on a Different Farm with Taxonomy Field

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 22, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I am trying to restore a site collection from my production environment into a staging environment (completely separate farm).  However, my site collection contains a Pages library which has a taxonomy field that points to a Managed Metadata Service term store in the production environment.  When the site collection is restored in the staging environment, the items in the Pages library have invalid content in the taxonomy field.  Ie. The values are there, but when I try and edit an item, the values in the picker are invalid. 

I have imported the same term set in the term store in the staging environment but it still doesn't work.  I am assuming it is because all of the terms have different guids in each environment so the values are not 'synching' up properly... 

Can I restore the Managed Metedata Service application from my production environment into my staging environment?  Or, am I going about this process in the wrong way entirely?

Thank you for any advice.


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