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Consider the following scenario:
You have a site that contains lists with columns that are connected to a Managed Metadata term store.
You export that site and import it as a new site. When you add a new document to the list in the new site and specify a value for the Managed Metadata column, that value is not retained. Instead the column remains blank.
This issue happens when any of the below is true:
Ensure to include user security information in export and import operation AND do not specify a template when creating the import site.
In other words, use code like:
Export-SPWeb -Identity <Existing WebUrl> -Path <Backup FilePath> -IncludeUserSecurity
$MySite = New-SPSite -Url <New SiteUrl> -owneralias <alias>
$MyWeb = $MySite.RootWeb
Import-SPWeb $MyWeb -Path <Backup FilePath> -IncludeUserSecurity
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