Recently, I had to work on an incident for a customer which had trouble to import a 2 Go SharePoint site.
My customer was using MOSS SP1 and uses the stsadm command line to export the site because he has to change the template ID used.
Here is the command line he used stsadm -o export -url <site url> -filename <path and filename> -includeusersecurity -version 4
The export terminated successfully.
If he imports the site without modifying the template used (using stsadm -o import), everything goes fine; but if he tries after changing the template ID, he has the error
Could not find the file 'C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\<guid>\Exportsettings.xml'
We found the following workaround http://www.spjeff.com/?p=33 but as my customer is not using SharePoint Designer, we continue the investigation.
I found an internal reference which said this issue is solved by the Service Pack 2 for WSS 3.0.
Unfortunately, my customer has not yet deployed the SP2 and this deployment is not scheduled, and need some qualification.
Finally, he found that exporting without compressing the files solved the issue.
The final solution is stsadm -o export -url <site url> -filename <path and filename> -includeusersecurity -version 4 -nofilecompression
Benoit HAMET - Senior Support Engineer