Microsoft KB Archive/174783

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Article ID: 174783

Article Last Modified on 12/7/2001


  • Microsoft Site Server 2.0 Standard Edition

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Site Analyst does not return an error when you copy a site to a non- writeable media.


Redirect the copy to a writeable media.


You can use the Copy Site option to copy a site from a Web server to your local hard disk as Microsoft Site Analyst builds the map. Select the Copy Site check box, then enter (or browse for) the directory name in the Local Site Root Directory text box. Then click OK.

Note: Be sure to select Ignore Default WebMap on the General tab. If you do not select this option and there is a default WebMap on the site, Microsoft Site Analyst will not copy all the files you expect it to copy.

Site copies are useful for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are setting up a mirrored site in order to split incoming requests between multiple servers. Or perhaps you are getting ready to create a master CD of your site. There may also be times when someone needs to work with your site on a portable computer (for example, a sales representative on the road), and that's easy to do when you have copied a site locally. In addition, working with a site locally is much faster than on the Web, because you do not have to deal with server traffic and long load times. If you try to copy a site to a directory that already contains one or more files, Microsoft Site Analyst displays a warning message. You can still copy the site to this directory (by clicking OK in the message box), but some files might be overwritten if they have the same name. It is a good idea to store your site copies in separate directories, one for each site you map. Otherwise, you could end up with a jumble of files from several different sites in the same directory.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Site Analyst, a component of Microsoft Site Server version 2.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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