Exporting and/or importing fails if the server directory path of the exported site is unavailable during an import.
Last Published: June 20, 2017ArcGIS for Server
Bug ID Number
July 31, 2015
June 1, 2022
ArcGIS for Server
Will Not Be Addressed
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This behavior is as designed. Since users can create multiple of some server directories like for "arcgisoutput", the imported site needs to point to the exported bundle's server directories for all the services to work correctly.
The import workflow was designed to be performed on an existing site using the same site's previously exported bundle in order to restore to a previous state of the site. As such, it is likely that the server directories will remain in the same path.