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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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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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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Backup Sharepoint Server site and restore onto Sharepoint Foundation

I do not know the below is possible... We have a Production environment that has Sharepoint Server 2010 and a Test Environment that has Sharepoint Foundation 2010. I would like to do one test on the ...
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Sharepoint Farm Backup - restore one web application only

If you have a farm backup. How can you restore just one site or site collection using powershell / central administration please?
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Get-SPSite fails to return all site collections for a content database

I have 3 content databases spread over 2 servers (A & B) called: A1 B1 B2 I wanted to move a site collection from A1 to B1. As they are on different servers, I backed up, removed the site and ...
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Backup and Restore Sitecollection: users on target machine not existing

I backed up a sitecollection from Server A and restored that sitecollection to server B using stsadm backup and stsadm restore. Before the backup I removed the users from the sitecollection user ...
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Site Blank After Connecting To Old Content Database

I recently had to reinstall SharePoint and recreate my server farm and sites. Before I reinstalled everything I made backups of my populated content databases. Everything has been reinstalled and ...
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What exactly is the content in “Back up content and configuration settings”?

In Central Administration for SharePoint 2010 when one runs a full farm back up there is an option that allows the user to back up content and configuration settings or just the configuration ...
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Restore backup from another version of SharePoint Server

I created a backup of Site Collection in one server. I want to restore this backup to my development server. I'm using stsadm: stsadm -o restore -url http://myserver:9999/sites/001 -filename ...
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Restore site collections with other web application

Scenario: SP 2007 stand-alone farm Content_DB full backup I'd like to know wheather for restoring a site collec., instead of using a recovery farm., I could better use a new web app in the same ...
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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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Planning document restore and backup techniques for SP2010

I've been thinking about how to properly backup Sharepoint such that it could be restored. Right now we have a simple farm with only one web application, several site collections each of which may ...
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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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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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Difference between backup-SPFarm and Backup-SPConfigurationDatabase in sharepoint foundation 2010

I want to know difference between backup-SPFarm and Backup-SPConfigurationDatabase powershell command. I know backup-SPFarm is used to take backup of whole farm then why to use ...
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Backup SharePoint whether to include the 14 folder and website

Our administrators wish to back up the SharePoint content database. Is there anything critical that needs to be backed up as well? I am thinking to back up the SharePoint web application, and the 14 ...
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problem restoring sharepoint from backup

i am really new to sharepoint 2010 and i have just setup a fresh and new sharepoint 2010 server . My task is to restore an old backup from the existing sp2010 server to the new one with completely ...
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Move Sharepoint 2010 and SQL from one server to 2 different servers

I am moving a server that has Sharepoint 2010 Standard and SQL 2008 R2 installed to 2 different servers. Could someone explain in detail, what are the steps to achieve this? What are the things that ...
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Backup processs always showing “in progress” and 0% completed

I have automated my SharePoint 2010 server daily backup operation by running a service and the backup location will point to D:\Automatic_Backup\ folder location. This service will take the backup by ...
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Enormous database log files - Why are they not being truncated after a SharePoint backup runs?

I've performed a full Farm backup and also a full Site Collection backup using Central Administration site but there are still several enormous database log files 4GB - SharePoint_AdminContent 53GB ...
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SharePoint Backup

I need to get back up copy of daily code changes that I made in SharePoint site. Is it possible? I have found back up options like taking back up of farm, site collection in central administration. ...
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Can I use SharePoint Farm backups in differential mode at the same time as using DPM using differential snapshots to backup the content databases?

Using SharePoint 2010. My question is in the title. I have a SharePoint farm that I am using the SharePoint Farm backup to backup the entire farm each Saturday, and a differential backup every other ...
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Export-SPWeb temporary folder

Anyone knows the location of temporary files that Export-SPWeb uses when exporting sites? One of our servers ran out of drive space when exporting the site and now I can't find the files created by ...
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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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restoring full farm backup does not show sites

I have backed up my sharepoint trial server and uninstall it. then reinstalled it from scratch and restored from the backup. however, when I try to go to sites, or subsites, I get HTTP/1.1 200 OK ...
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SharePoint2010 restore does not restore the tags

I am facing a strange issue. Whenever I take backup of SharePoint site collection and move it from Model Office to Production System, the tags with the documents become inactive. When you open the ...
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Backup and Restore SharePoint 2010 SiteCollections

I am getting an error "Backup version is different" while restoring SiteCollections from one web application to another on the same SharePoint server farm. Following are the steps I was executing when ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 Farm Backup and the User Profile Service

Every night we run a farm backup via PowerShell Script, but after that the User Profile Service is unprovisioned. I've found this article: ...
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What is the best backup solution for SharePoint 2007

What is the best backup solution available in the market for SharePoint? I am thinking of AvePoint's backup solution vs Idera's backup solution. Do you recommend anything? Are there any pro's and ...
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What are some disaster recovery best practices?

What is the best way to back up SharePoint without the backup files using up all your enterprise storage? I am currently backing up SQL weekly(content dbs, config db), and doing site collection ...
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Content database does not exist restoring a site collection

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. And I am using publishing portal template. I am using the following backup and restore process to backup from site ...
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Different Version Problems in Restoring Sharepoint Sİte [closed]

I'm trying to move a Sharepoint site from one Sharepoint 2010 server to another. I used the Backup-SPSite cmdlet to create a backup file. It gives the error below after I try to restore with the ...
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Backup-spsite Restore-spsite user permissions

I have run a Backup-spsite and then a Restore-spsite from a development farm to a production one. The permissions set on the development farm have not been carried to production. The site collection ...
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How to move Site Collection to different Path in same Web Application?

I know the process involves backing up the site collection. And restoring it afterwards. I'm looking for specific steps on the restore process. I have a site collection at the root of a web ...
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Best way to migrate a site collection from Enterprise to Foundation?

I have a site collection on an Enterprise server that I need to migrate to a server that only has Foundation on it. I have disabled all Enterprise-only features, and attempted a backup and restore, ...
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How can I back up a sharepoint site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I schedule site collection or site backups? I would like to backup a SharePoint 2010 site every Friday, How could I able to schedule it to run automatically on ...
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Sharepoint backups - Development image

I'm looking into creating an image of a SP 2010 development environment. I would like to avoid operations like restoring the image of the virtual machine (the environment is on a virtual PC) and opt ...
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ITem SharePoint-80 Not Found

I just installed SP2010. There's the default web app named SharePoint-80. I am trying to backup this web app using Power Shell. Here's my command: Backup-SPFarm -Directory C:\Backups -BackupMethod ...
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Sharepoint 2010 farm backup - what is not backed up?

When I do a farm backup either using Central Admin or Powershell, what are the stuffs that does not get included in the backup and that I have to manually back them up. A comprenshive list would be ...
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Advantage of SharePoint aware mirroring compared to normal SQL mirroring?

We are going to implement mirroring for our databases in order to increase the data redundancy. Our understanding is that SQL clustering won't help for this. Can someone please explain for me why we ...
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Include SPDatabase for Backup

SharePoint 2010 I've been Googling for days now, trying to find an answer to my issue. My boss wants to see if it's possible to do the following upon feature activation: Create a custom database ...
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Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?

Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?
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How to Restore entire farm without configuration database?

I need help to restore my SharePoint farm. Actually by mistake i deleted my configuration database and i don't have backup of it. but i have full farm back file "spbr0004". Is it possible to restore ...
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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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Problem with Restore-SPFarm

We have to move a Sharepoint 2010 web application from and old server to a new one. The old server has Sharepoint 2010 and SQL Server both installed. The new server is actually 2 VMs, one for ...
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Backup-SPSite gives an error: “Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object”

I got a backup of a Sharepoint 2010 site that I created from our client's production server so that I can make some new changes to it on my staging server. I can restore the site collection from the ...
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Unable to Restore File From Backup - Compatibility Range Mismatch

Late last month, I created a site collection backup via Granular Backup in Central Administration. In that time, one of our users has overwritten a file that now needs to be recovered from a document ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Export sites as template with the GUI -> ERROR

I want to export a SharePoint site with the GUI. I tried the two options, with and without content. But both ways are not working. When I export a site, a correlation id is displayed. What is the ...
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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 ...