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On SP2007 there is a sharepoint list (SPList) with 25000 records. The records contain attachements. In SP Designer 2007, the list has a size of 64MB.

How can a backup be created ?

Options investigated:

  1. Save as Template (incl content): gives an error message: "Failure decompressing data from cabinet file". So this is no option.

  2. Export to Excel: No option, since attachements need to be backed up also.

How should you resolve this ?

Regards,

André

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Because of #1/#2 you're going to have to do this via stsadm so get one of your sp admins involved –  Ryan May 4 '11 at 12:59
    
Have you seen sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/12005/exporting-splist/…? I'm leaning towards this question being a duplicate but I'll wait to see what everyone else things. –  Kit Menke May 4 '11 at 14:08
    
Here Dre has only sitecollection-level privilegies, so I don't really think it is a duplicate. –  Andrey Markeev May 4 '11 at 14:18
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If you have farm privilegies, you can use this tutorial for export-import approach:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428301.aspx

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Thanx for the hint. Unfortunatly, I don't have Farm privs. (also this is SP2007, not 2010, concepts might be the same) –  Dre May 4 '11 at 11:22
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