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 via SharePoint or backup via SQL Server?

How should I backup my 2010 SharePoint server? As I see it there are 3 choices: Full Farm backup Site collection backup SQL Server backup We're only doing backups using points 1 (occasionally) ...
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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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Backup Office 365 sharepoint site? (company.sharepoint.com)

Is it possible to synchronize or backup an Office 365 SharePoint site? The company I work for want to use Microsofts "cloud" SharePoint offering, but they wont go ahead if they can't back it up on ...
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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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Differential backup failed, “perform a full database backup”

I've just setup Sharepoint on a dedicated server and I am now going through setting up the backup plans before we start really using it. Because Sharepoint does not have an "automated" backup ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do SQL Full Backups of Content Databases interfere with SharePoint differential backups using backup-sofarm

I've recently switched our SharePoint 2010 backups from using stsadm to the PowerShell backup-spfarm technique but just have a bit of a worry about differential backups. Essentially we're running ...
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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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Move SharePoint to new Domain

I have SharePoint Foundation installed on a domain joined machine. It is a single server install (SharePoint and SQL on the same machine). I need to un-join this machine from the domain and install ...
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Best way to backup a WSS / SharePoint wiki?

We're using WSS to track a project I'm working on, and I'm storing a lot of research within the wiki that I'd like to keep backups of. I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about this? Is ...
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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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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 long does it take to backup a Sharepoint site

I started a backup at 5pm yesterday evening and it is now 9.15am the following day and the backup is still running. That's over 16 hours! I don't believe the site to be too large, there are 10 sites ...
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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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Backup a Blog site

I have set up a new SharePoint environment for learning purpose. I have also started utilizing the O-O-T-B Blog website to create my own posts during the learning phase. As the learning continues, ...
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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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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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End user site backup

Now that SharePoint Designer 2010 does not allow end users to make backups of their sites, are there any other options for an end user or site collection administrator to backup or migrate a ...
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How do I schedule site collection or site backups?

I know I can use PowerShell or Central Admin to backup a SharePoint site collection or site. Is there a way to automate this process or do I have to create a scheduled task that runs either a ...
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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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Migrate from 2007 to 2010 without access to database

one of our customers has a sharepoint 2007 environment in a shared environment. Now they want us to move there sharepoint to 2010 on another server in another domain. Because i'm not very ...
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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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User has changed his name in the active directory and wants see his mysite with the new URL

Question : User has changed his name in the active directory and wants see his mysite with the new URL. Can we follow the steps given below: ○ Take the backup of the existing site collection ...
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Remove Ability for Users to Delete a Site and site backup before site get deleted by Admin users

How can I achieve the following scenario: General users are unable to delete sites. Site/Site Collection backup needs to be taken before it's deleted by admin users anywhere in the sharepoint ...
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Farm backup failed due to Search sevice application database

I am working on one of my clients MOSS 2007 portal. I can successfully take backup of site collection. Since last few months we are getting Farm backup failed due to Search DB. I have few more ...
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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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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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how to backup a SPList with 25000 records including attachements on SP2007

On SP2007 there is a sharepoint list (SPList) with 25000 records. The records contain attachements. In SP Designer 2007, the list has a size of 64MB. How can a backup be created ? Options ...
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Web.config backups

Can we prevent the automated backup of moss web.config files or limit the number of them?
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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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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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Backing Up SharePoint

We have a WSS 3.0 solution. We want to run a full backup of the SharePoint farm once per day. What is the best way to do this? Is there a way to shedule backups from within SharePoint or do we need ...
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Powershell backup/restore or import/export to keep all document versions?

I need to move a test SharePoint 2010 site collection and database to a new server (and new database). I want to make sure that I keep user security and all document versions. Does backup/restore keep ...
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Restore a copy of the same site collection insdie the same web application

I have an enterprise wiki site collection , and i back up the site collection ( i will name it SiteA) , the i have create a new site collection (SiteB) of type enterprise wiki . What i want is to ...
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What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I want to restore a site collection to my staging environment , and when i typed the following power shell command :- PS H:\> Restore-SPSite http://ggvstg01:12160/discussionforum/GeneralDiscussi ...
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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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Is there a service that controls PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell?

Got a service call yesterday that the backup hasn't been done for three months. Looking at the task scheduler history, there where no errors. So I run the PowerShell script myself, and got an exeption ...
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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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Restore an individual sharepoint site

We're using Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS). One of our users has deleted a subsite and wants it back - is there any way to restore an individual Sharepoint site from a site collection backup?
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How to fully clone SharePoint 2007 environment?

I have a client which asked us to develop a customization for them, but they cannot provide us with testing environment. So we would like to try to setup a testing environment by ourselves. My ...
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Move root site collection

Is it possible in SP13 to move a root site collection to another location/path in the same Web Application, and then create a new root site collection ? So if I have a Web Application ...
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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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Backup in SharePoint

I have lots of site collection in SharePoint 2010 enterprise. Is there a way to do a backup if server is crashing, both website and database at the same time? If yes how?
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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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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 ...