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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
52 views

Total Recovery of Sharepoint Environment

I've often been told that the best and safest backup I could get, thinking in terms of our disaster recovery plan is a complete farm backup. However, in Beginning Sharepoint Administration by Gran ...
2
votes
1answer
579 views

SharePoint timer service for backup/restore

for performing backups, SharePoint timer service should have read/write permission. How i check if SharePoint timer service have read/write permission?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

SharePoint Farm backup or Site Collection backup

We are in the process of moving our Sharepoint VM instance from one DC to the other.But i would like to have some backup before the move. They are requesting to clone the server. Anyways whats the ...
2
votes
1answer
790 views

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.
2
votes
1answer
148 views

What to backup doing a user profile data import

We have a custom console application (using Sharepoint API) for SharePoint 2007, which adds users and updates user profile properties for users. As part of the release we want to take a backup of ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Service Pack Installation Backup Procedures

I have two farms . One is the staging farm and the other is the production farm. All MOSS 2007 Content Deployment is configured from stage to production environment We have 10 web applications ...
2
votes
2answers
229 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
320 views

Possible to download all versions of a document?

My team is looking for a way to download all versions of a particular document on our site (or more generally we would like to back-up all versions of all documents in a particular document library). ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

PowerShell to backup a Web application

I need a PowerShell script which could perform the following: How to Back up and Content Database of a Web Application Restore a Content Database on a newly created Web Application
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to restore only permissions from a SharePoint 2010 backup?

Is there a way to only restore permissions and not the content from a SharePoint 2010 back-up? If yes, how?
1
vote
2answers
381 views

Creating a disaster recovery policy for SP2010

I'm working on creating a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Server disaster recovery (and backup-restore) policy for our organization. From what I've read, there are several options for doing backup-restore: ...
1
vote
2answers
97 views

Can a backup of a site be made without Admin tools?

A site owner wants to backup their content themselves to feel more confident about their data in the SharePoint site as well as control the frequency of those backups. Is there a tool that will allow ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

Backup a site collection using central administration never ends

I want to backup and enterprise wiki site collection inside my SharePoint 2013. so i did the following:- central administration --> backup and restore-->Granular backup --> Perform a site ...
1
vote
2answers
171 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Backing up all sharepoint web applications?

I have a sharepoint farm hooked to a named instance of SQL2008. I have a web application (it is also extended to another web app) that I would like to back up. Here is what I am trying to achieve: I ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

recover a deleted site

A user with total control permission accidentally deleted the site he was working on. This site doesn't appear on the user's thrash bin or deleted from it. How can it be recovered without resorting to ...
1
vote
2answers
413 views

SP Backup but without any items in the library or list

Is it possible to perform a backup (either SharePoint backup or sql backup) without any items that are in man-made lists and libraries? I saw a feature in Metalogix tools where you can copy a site ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

SharePoint restore fails because of newer version

I have installed SharePoint 2010 SP1 on my local developer machine. I wanted to copy a site collection from one of our productive servers (which hasn't SP1 yet but the December 2010 Cumulative ...
1
vote
1answer
141 views

Restoring Infopath Workflow metadata

We have problems with regards to backing up workflow status data, that we have been trying to solve for about a year now. The situation: After restoring individual InfoPath forms the workflow status ...
1
vote
1answer
582 views

sharepoint 2010 differential backup script

Is this the right way to write a SharePoint 2010 differential backup script? @echo off echo ==================================================== echo Backup Script For SharePoint Server 2010 echo ...
1
vote
2answers
336 views

do SharePoint backups include permissions?

I have found one problem thatwe are having a problem here that permissions being inadvertently wiped out after restore. do SharePoint backups include permissions? How can i restore site including ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

how to maintain a SharePoint server?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 + Windows Server 2008. I want to know whether there are any existing best practices or tools to maintain a SharePoint server, for example how to monitor SharePoint ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Migration list with all items

Is there any solution to copy a list with all fields and the name of the user who originally created the item? When I migrate from the backup list it uses my administration name.
1
vote
2answers
21 views

Do I need to Stop Sharepoint to use Windows Server Full Backup?

I think my question says it all. I want to do a full server backup of the entire machine (Windows Server 2008) using the OS's built in "Windows Server Backup". My server runs the SQL for Sharepoint ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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/" ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

How to move site collection

during my internship my group created a tool for handling surveys. All stuff is put in one site collection, consisting of several subsites with adjusted master pages, custom lists and workflows. Now ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Why not back up whole server?

I apologize if this is already answered somewhere but I couldn't find it. I'm a bit of a newbie here; I'm wondering if it's possible to simply do a full-system backup instead of having to do any ...
1
vote
2answers
314 views

PowerShell cleaner script work badly after New Year?

I have strange situation with PowerShell script which delete older Backup Files in SharePoint Backup Folder. I use two PowerShell script, first make Backup Farm and second check Folder with Backup and ...
1
vote
1answer
611 views

Does Backup / Restore of a root site collection url include other site collection contents

I have a question regarding multiple site collections in a single web application. Take the following structure; http://www.site.com (Root site collection) http://www.site.com/sites/subsiteA (First ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection and it's content database

Should I use Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection with it's content database? Dont both of them backs up with it's content database?
1
vote
2answers
754 views

How to determine SharePoint version used during backup creation in order to restore it?

I have a SC backup, but when trying to restore it on my test environment with PowerShell, got the following error: SharePoint server version mismatch. SharePoint versions on both servers should match. ...
1
vote
1answer
320 views

My SharePoint 2007 backup keeps failing

The steps I took were by the book (Building Office 2007 Solutions in C# 2005 specifically): verified user service account permissions. In my case the same SPConfigUser is used at all levels of the ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

SharePoint 2010 Backup Restoration Metadata Tags Issue

I am facing problem in my SharePoint 2010 environment for the backup-restoration of site collection backup's. I have some metadata fields in my list/libraries. whenever I do restore the backup on new ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

Restoring site from another server doesn't seem to copy permissions

I have backed up a site, from development box, and restored it to another, live, server. Everything seems to have been copied correctly. The site looks the same, and when I look in the permissions, I, ...
1
vote
2answers
372 views

Stsadm restore issue

I try to restore Sharepoint 2007 site using STSAdm but the previous operation failed , I checked the event viewer and found the following information : Faulting application mssdmn.exe, version ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How to restore a Document Library or List with unique permissions

Is it possible to restore a Document Library or List with unique permissions from an unattached content database with the unique permissions still intact? Normally the steps to restore a Document ...
1
vote
1answer
10 views

SP 2103 Differential Backup runs without Full

I'm at the stage of creating backup schedule for our brand-new Sharepoint site. Copy-pasted some scripts, made Windows Task Schedule, everything is fine. Now: I ran Full backup then few ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Backup apps and their app webs

I have an app which has lists in its app web. Is their a way to backup the list and data for the following reasons? Upgrading app. Migrating app. Option to backup and restore list and library items. ...
1
vote
1answer
232 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
593 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
291 views

403 FORBIDDEN after a backup restore

The dbas, backed up the content database from prod and then restored into dev. When I try to access the homepage for that site collection I got a 404 FORBIDDEN with any user. I checked the event log ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Backing up in bulk for Service Providers

We are a service provider hosting several hundred SharePoint sites and we are trying to figure out the best way to do our backups so that they are viable and helpful. The problem is that when we do a ...