Can I create an alternate site collection for my SharePoint migration? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“I’m searching for a way to create an alternate site collection, which will eventually replace the current main site collection of my client. So, currently is the default SP site. This site is sort of jacked in the way it was originally created and rather than reverse fix it, I think creating a new site would be best. My google and bing foo has been exhausted and not finding the best way to execute this operation. I’d like to create in an optimized setup and once approved by client, move existing documents over, then nuke the original. Appreciate any insight or direction on this. Thanks”

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.