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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Restore Content Database to a different farm (Prod -> Beta -> Dev Servers)

My end goal is to have some code that automatically takes the Content Database backup from Production and automatically nightly restores it on Beta. Can I just do backup and restore sql commands? Or ...
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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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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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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The term 'Get-SPBackupCatalog' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name

i am trying to run the following script using windows power shell ISE:- Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell $cat = Get-SPBackupCatalog \\T01\Back Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\T01\Back ...
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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
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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?
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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: ...
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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 ...
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SharePoint Server backup/restore on SharePoint Online

Is it possible to backup sharepoint server backup and restore in on SharePoint online version. Any suitable ways and what can be the compatibility issues if its possible. Thanks!
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Unable to perform A full Farm Backup

I have SharePoint 2013 server, containing one web application and three site collections. I want to perform my first full farm backup, so I wrote the following command inside SharePoint PowerShell: ...
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Plan my SharePoint backup

I know that my question might be basic for some people, but I need help in creating a backup policy for my SharePoint environment. I have SharePoint server 2013 live, which have the following main ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Unable to restore PRODUCTION content database to DEV content database farm

I am trying to refresh my dev farm content database with a copy of the production farm content database, but I have been unsuccessful so far. I used the following procedure: 1) stopped the ...
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Copying the staging farm inside my development environment

We have three SharePoint server professional 2013environments; development, staging +live. Now due to time limitation we did a lot of modifications and testing to our staging server directly without ...
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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 ...
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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 ...