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Issue tracking list data is not saved when you save a site as a template in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Therefore, the issue tracking list data does not appear when you use the template to create a new site.
This problem occurs even though you click to select the Include Content check box when you save the site as a template.
To work around this issue, manually re-create the issue tracking data based on the original issue tracking list.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.