Change a Modern SharePoint subsite to its own site

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I have a modern SharePoint site that I am using as a 'template'. 

What I am actually doing is copying the content from the parent site to a subsite.

 

What I end up with is a URL looking like this: https://admin.sharepoint.com/sites/MyTemplateSite/CreatedSubSite

 

I want to know if I can take the subsite and make it independent of the parent site:

https://admin.sharepoint.com/sites/CreatedSubSite

 

From my research I see that I can change the URL of the subsite, but not make a subsite independent of the parent site.

 

I am happy to use PowerShell to facilitate this change.

 

Any help appreciated.

Che

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Hello @CheWeigand

 

the only thing that i can find is this article about "Promote subsite into site"

https://sharegate.com/blog/move-subsite-top-level-site-sharepoint 

 

Best, Dave

Hi David,

Didn't want to purchase a app to do something that should be possible in PowerShell. Thanks for your reply.

Che
Hi!

You can't move it straight over but you can use PnP provsinioning to get a template of the site, and then you can apply it to a new site.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/solution-guidance/introducing-the-pnp-provisioning-...

Content must be moved manually thou :)

Hi Nicholas,

Thanks!
I have worked with PnP before, but it used a Subsite to my Template site. I will read this thoroughly and see if I can apply it to our needs.

Thanks again!
Che