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 Site Collection From Farm Backup

We are planning to implement a backup-restore process for our SharePoint farm and i have couple of questions and i would greatly appreciate if someone helps me with that Our Environment : I am ...
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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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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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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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what is Backup file location

I want to configure default backup and restore settings. I don't know what backup location should I use? I use this location: \\myserver\myfolder is that correct? I got following error: Directory ...
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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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What update I have to install in Foundation 2010 to run a backup that asks for version 4.1.13.0?

I'm trying to run a backup from a Sharepoint Server 2010 that runs a version 14.0.6101.5008: The version of my local Sharepoint Foundation 2010 server is 14.0.6114.5000: When I run the backup ...
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Sharepoint 2010 backup: size of differential backupfile too large

We've got a SharePoint 2010 Farm (SharePoint server and SQL Server split) which should be backed up on regularly basis. First we had a SQL Backup (FullBackup in the evening, Differential every 4 ...
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Wikipages empty after restore from backup

We run our intranet on SharePoint 2010. We have several web applications and we use DocAve 5 to backup the content of our intranet. After a user reported that he had erroneously deleted a wiki page ...
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Making database backups and transaction log

It is first time that I am trying to make database backups. So I need some help to make it right. Is there a way to make transaction logs in Central Administration? (I didn't find it). What is the ...
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How to copy site collection to another server

I have a big corporate portal (on SharePonit 2010) and now I want to make a copy of it for my tests. So the problem is how make a copy of portal (maybe without documemts) from http://server1 to ...
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Can you backup a site collection structure but not include the content?

I have a very large site collection with 10,000s of documents. I want to create a copy of the site collection but not necessarily all of the content. Is there a good way to make a cop of a site ...
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Remote PowerShell Script

I have server 1 (application that the script) (dax-sp) and server 2 (sharepoint) (sp-sp) Script on server 1 (ScriptStart.ps1) Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Shell\MaxMemoryPerShellMB 2000 $pwd = ...
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How to send mail in powershell based on exception count?

im trying to set up a Powershell script, which backs up a specific SiteCollection and sends an email afterwards, stating if the backup was successfully or not. I'm stuck at the point where I need to ...
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Unable to expand list view selector

I have restored a SharePoint - 80 application backup on a new server and mapped the existing domain name to this server. The default list view selector does not show the available pre-defined ...
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hosted sharepoint backup [duplicate]

I have a hosted sharepoint site that I want to make a backup of Currently I have a script that connects to the site (and subsites) via webdav and downloads all the documents. This however doesn't ...
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How to add Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell to machine without SharePoint

How I can add Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell to machine without SharePoint 2010? I try to run PowerShell script to Backup Farm on Windows Server 2008 R2 without Sharepoint but while I ...
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Problem with PowerShell script in Tasks Sheduler Windows Server 2008 R2 - SharePoint Shell Access?

I have a problem with PowerShell script in Tasks Sheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. I try to run Sheduler Tasks which run batch file which run PowerShell script to Backup Farm and while I choose "Run ...
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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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Thoughts about deployment via Site Collection backup-restore

I wonder sharepoint experts ideas about deployment of sharepoint projects/portals via site collection backup & restore, instead of visual studio solutions? Especially for the projects that will ...
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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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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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Making identical copy of a server as a standalone for testing

I'm currently trying to make a "copy/clone" of a production server as a standalone one I can run on my laptop. I want the production and my own sharepoint server versions to be the same so that I can ...
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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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Restored infopath forms still opening using the new template.xsn?

I did a site restore from an unattached database in order to get back all of my old infopath forms held in a document library. Reason being that I had modified (deleted and replaced with new fields) ...
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Attaching and restoring document library files from a .mdf config database file?

We have a Symantec backup system that runs through all of the instances on a SQL2008 box and backsup data, I would like to restore a corrupted document library and am wondering as to how I would ...
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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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Unable to view restored site pages

I made a prototype of the SharePoint 2010 site in via the VirtualBox machine. I have successfully made a backup of the entire farm (all elements are backuped without errors). After that I have ...
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Sharepoint backup methods?

I currently do indiidual site collection (6) backups on my sharepoint site. What are some of the best autmoized methods to backup a sharepoint site (site collections and sites with content)? For ...
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Restore-SPSite fails without any useful error

I'm trying to restore from a backup via PowerShell with the following commands: add-pssnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell restore-spsite -Force -Confirm:$false -Identity ...
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Backup Restore SharePOint Site Collection

I have about 20 site collections in a web application and i want to restore those into a new web application . Can some one suggest me whats the best approach to do this .. I have tried the following ...
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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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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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Site collection locked out after changing permissions in a list available in a subsite

I am getting weird issues, 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharepoint foundation 2010 backup in a single server deployment

We have a single server sharepoint foundation 2010 installation and I'm wondering what would be the best backup/restore plan. I need to be able to move the content to a new SP installation or restore ...