I have been playing around with the Term Store in the SharePoint 2010 Beta and I really like what I see. Now, we don’t have to keep creating these root level lookup lists or use another database or site collection to house meta-data columns and values that are similar across all web applications and site collections. However, I’m still running into a problem.
I restored my content database on another server and I’m assuming the term store sits on another database somewhere so I went to try and export the term store however, it doesn’t seem like it’s possible? Perhaps it’s just a beta bug as there is a way to import it:
Maybe there is a Powershell command to export the term store as well but I haven’t found it.
I surely hope Microsoft fixes this in the release version as I don’t want to have to be manually creating the term store in each environment.
Update: Now that SharePoint has RTM’d, there is a new tool on codeplex that will export the term store (thanks to a blog reader who commented!):