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I know I can use PowerShell or Central Admin to backup a SharePoint site collection or site.

Is there a way to automate this process or do I have to create a scheduled task that runs either a PowerShell or stsadm command?

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As you stated - "create a sheduled task that runs either power-shell or stsadm command". No other options for now and it would be nice to have option of built-in automatic backup in future version of sharepoint

And here is a good post how to do it - Backup site collection.

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Thanks Andrey, That was just great :) –  Jithu Nov 21 '11 at 10:01

Open SharePoint management shell or PowerShell and the following command

stsadm -o backup -filename c:\backup.bak -url http://servername

The above command is used to backup the site collection. So if u need to schedule it to run regularly, Save this command in a file with the extension .ps1 and configure it to the Windows Task Scheduler

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Hi Paddy, Thank you for your help!! however it would be great if I can use it from central administration... –  Jithu Nov 15 '11 at 13:13

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