A backup or the process of backing up is making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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Question about backup and restores

I'm getting ready to backup my dev server and restore what i need on my production server for the first time. What I want to know is if I do a backup/restore in the future to add updates and modules ...
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SharePoint 2010: What is the difference between backing up a Site Collection and exporting a Site Collection?

Lectori salutem, I am reading into backup and restore operations in SharePoint 2010. I have noticed that in Central Administration > Backup and Restore > Granular Backup there is the possibility to ...
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Restore-SPFarm : Cannot find the proper backup files to restore. Verify that the directory name is valid and that the backup file exists

I have backuped a sharepoint 2013 web application from my development environment, which created the following :- XML file named spbrtoc And a folder contain .bak files named spbr0001. So on my ...
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backup-restore without permissions

I want to restore backup from production environment to dev/test environment to get latest content from production environment. User/groups who have permissions on production are totally different ...
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Export and Import of lists overrides views

I need to move one list data from old environment to new but keep the views on the new server. I tried exporting and importing list, but it removed all the views I created on new environment. is ...
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Stuck backup process - Backup or restore is already running

From a few days I'm not able to performe backup. Backup always stuck on the same level - eg backup files have 10GB in jobs I see running backup proces and that it, backup stuck. When I delete that job ...
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How to copy a Web Application or Site Collection structure without the content [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to create a backup of a Web Application or (top level) Site Collection and restore it without the contents (documents) in order to preserve only the site structure ...
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I cant delete or restore a site collection or repair database

When I try to do a restore of a site collection, restore-spsite -Identity https://xx/10014628/ -Path D:\SiteCollectionBackups\10014628.bak -Force -Confirm I get: restore-spsite : ...
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Back Up and Restore List with Retention of Workflow Status on SharePoint 2010 Site

I have a list in SharePoint 2010 web site with a simple workflow to test the possibility of back-up and restore of the list while retaining the status of work flow. The list currently has only ID and ...
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Trying to restore backup for version 14.0.0.7105

We've been given a SP2010 backup (.bak) file to restore. At this time I don't know if it contains a site collection or a site or a farm, or how it was generated, and have no way to find out (just ...
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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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Restore farm backup and rename databases?

I'm using the Backup-SPFarm PowerShell cmdlet to backup our SP 2010 Server farm and all of its associated databases. We want to test our restore process, and I'm wondering if it's possible to restore ...
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Backup and Restore Site Collection from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to Server/Enterprise 2013

I want to take a site collection (backup) from Foundation/Standard 2013 (ServicePack1) and restore this site collection to Server/Enterprise 2013 (ServicePack1). The backup(.bak) file is created ...
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Restore sitecollection from backup is not working

I have a problem while restoring a backup file on another server. Servers build versions are the same. I'm executing the Restore powershell command. And it is giving me the following error: ...
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Convert Site Root Site Collection AND root of Web Application

Greeting, everyone. I've been getting my feet wet with SharePoint Consulting for the last couple of months now and I've been tasked with a migration that I wanted to run past this fine community. ...
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Backup/Restore which content database?

I have seen a few posts about backing and restoring SharePoint content databases from both Central Admin and using PowerShell. My question is relatively simple I hope..... There are a number of ...
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Is it possible to restore a site collection using Import-SPWeb [duplicate]

I've exported a Site Collection from a content database using Backup and Restore > Recover data from an unattached content database: Site Collection: http://abc/sites/BS Site: No Selection List: No ...
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Creating SharePoint 2013 Application does not create IIS Site

I am trying to restore a backup of my SharePoint 2013 Farm to a new Server configuration. Everything works fine and I do not get any error messages in any of the logs that I am able to connect to the ...
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SharePoint 2010 backup: differential size almost as big as full

My question is similar to this one except my full and differentials do not happen as often. I do a full once a week and a differential on weekday evenings. My differential backups at the beginning ...
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Compatibility range mismatch between web server and content database

What could be the solution for this? I am performing a backup of a web application but it doesn't allow me and at last I end up with the below error.
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The backup/restore job failed because there is already another job scheduled

I have tried to export a list inside my SharePoint 2013 , but I got the following error: Sorry, something went wrong The backup/restore job failed because there is already another job ...
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Can't restore backup of content database using stsadm after migration to SQL 2008 R2

WSS 3.0 on Server 2003 within a Domain. I set the server up 3.5 years ago along with a test setup. It's the first and only SharePoint install. I recently had to migrate the content database from ...
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How to restore one list contents only?

I have a sharepoint application which consists of 5 content dbs. There are 18,000 site collections. In one of the site collections an invoice list, was deleted its contents. Probably by someone ...
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Should I perform scheduled content DB SQL backups in addition to scheduled granular backups?

Currently we have a series of scheduled granular backups for the site collection level that use the PS "Backup-SPSite" command (e.g. https://myportal.com). I test these backups frequently, and have ...
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Error: The file or folder name contains characters that are not permitted. Please use a different name

I took backup from our staging server and restored on my local development machine. My Powershell script is not raising any error while restoration. But when I open the site in browser, it's giving me ...
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Is there a way to use windows server backup with sharepoint 2013 and windows server 2012?

I have a Windows Server 2012 installation with Sql Server 2012 and Sharepoint Server 2013. Windows server backup worked fine before Sharepoint was installed. After it was installed, windows server ...
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Restore site to new server from full farm backup

We currently have a full farm backup from a previous install of sharepoint made using the backup and restore feature. We can no longer use the server for sharepoint as it is now being used for ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Office 365 Backup [duplicate]

The setup is a Sharepoint 2013 Website set up through an office 365 account. I want to backup the site to another location on an automated schedule. I have been using Leap Backup - www.leaphq.com, ...
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Sharepoint online disaster recovery policy

We have a SharePoint solution in SharePoint online. This solution is very critical and millions of users are accessing this solution. Our customers don't want to lose any transactions. How is ...
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Restoring backup different server

I have a requirement to move an entire site collection to a different server. The backup can be done through central admin. The issue is that the new server, isn't really new. It has SharePoint 2010 ...
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ArgumentException with Export-SPWeb Lists

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Export-SPWeb "http://win-oql2facn6h8/" -itemurl "List s/Disney" -path "c:\Backups\disney.cmp" Export-SPWeb : ...
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Restoring a Document Library's content from a backup?

I have a sharepoint server backup and a database backup of the SQL2008 server which holds the sharepoint database. Some infopath forms were deleted from the document library and I would like to ...
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SharePoint Backup and Restore

I am just starting out experimenting with backup and restore. We have 2 farms: PRD and TST. I thought I'd begin by restoring a site collection from PRD to TST. Everything went smoothly but then I ...
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Can not restore my site collection .No content databases in the web application were available to store your site collection.

I want to change the URL of my team site collection, to do so i have back-up the site collection from inside the old URL, and i want to restore it to the new URL. so i did the following:- -i create ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore personal page customizations after deletion?

We have custom code to allow users to remove, add or reorder web parts on a page in their personal view. It is a publishing web part page created by a module using templates. How can we make updates ...
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How to manage future updates for my APPs and site collections

My SharePoint 2013 environments are as follow:- I have three environments; Development, staging, production. Currently I have developed an intranet for our company, on the development env, then I ...
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Restoring my site collections to production environment, how to delete all the site collection test data

I did the following :- Inside my Development environment. I have created a new SharePoint application 2013. Containing two site collection ; community site & team site. I have backup these two ...
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Leveraging Powershell to Backup MySites

Looking to backup the MySites that i have in my 2010 farm on a regular basis so that we can hold on to them incase they contain content in them that might be needed after a user leaves... Any way to ...
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Backup and restore site collection without their data

I have finished my implementation and testing on the staging server, and now I want to back-up then restore my two site collections inside the production server. But when I did the same step from ...
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Best way to turn off SharePoint for clean Point In time backup including the MOSS configuration?

MOSS 2007. Two Web Front Ends Load balanced with MS. One MOSS Server. One SSRS Server which is really a Web Front end. Two SQL Servers Clustered with MS. Content DBs are over a Terabyte so a native ...
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Security Permissions broke while restoring the site on a new farm

I got a problem while restoring SP2010 sub-site from our old SP2010 farm to new farm through a full backup. The subsite on old farm had unique permissions. As well as the lists inside the sub-site ...
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How to back up a site collection without Data?

Is there a way to backup site collection without data? if not, is there a way restore the site collection from backup but without the data. The site collection backup is 150gb and I only need the site ...
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Backup Publishing Pages and its content

Is there any way to backup Publishing pages and it's contents (including webparts) in SharePoint 2010?
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Restoring a Team site collection inside another environment will display an empty white page

I have developed a team site inside my development machine, which contains the following :- 5 overlayed calendar Apps. One announcement APP One document management APP Script editor web part Content ...
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Taking granular backup rather than complete site backup

When ever I want to move site to one server to another I take backup using "backup-spsite" command. This was fine until now so is there a way to take backup of those items which were changed? For e.g. ...
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Backup Sharepoint 2013 site using powershell or stsadm

I am trying to take backup of of my sharepoint 2013 site http://something1:6060/ using powershell or stsadm but getting some errors. Using Powershell command:Backup-SPSite "http://something1:6060/" ...
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Move SP Site with workflow

Can I move SP Site to other Site Collection with all the workflows in it? I cannot use backup Site and restore because it is not major Site Collection this is one Site with sub site. When I did it by ...
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Back-up a site collection that contain overlay calendars will keeping referencing the old calendars URL

I have a community site collection, which contain 5 calendars Apps, and I have overlayed 4 calendars together inside a general calendar. Then I have backup the site collection from my development ...
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Point another content database from Site Collection

I am having site collection with its own content database in development and production environment. Now i am facing some issues in production side. I tried to take site backup and restore it in ...
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Restore from Production to Development

I have two different servers with Sharepoint 2010 standard edition setup. I have two different SQL database servers(DEV_Content and PROD_Content) for these two environments. I would like to create ...