Restore is the activity to return data from a backup to its original location or to its successor.

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How to reset a Sharepoint site to its initial state?

I'm using Sharepoint Online for a client and I have very little understanding of how Sharepoint works. I apparently have completely broken the site. After two days of hard work, most of the site works ...
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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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Is there any alternative to circumvent 500MB Template restore limit? [duplicate]

I need to restore a template with size greater than 500MB. Is it possible to circumvent the limit?
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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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Restore Search Content DB under search site collection in SP2010

Below is my scenario:- I have a main application(http://dev.example.com/en/) and it has its own content DB. I have search application inside the main application as a site ...
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SharePoint 2013: remove orphan site entry from database

We were moving some sites onto new database, one of the site restoration interrupted and resulted in having one orphan entry in the database. We are not able to restore the site backup with the same ...
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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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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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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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restoring a site collection database

In my attempt to restore a production site collection to dev I forgot 1 step and now it's hanging. I went to DB server on the DEV and deleted the DB without going to Central admin and delete the ...
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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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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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How to specify the destination URL when restoring

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. And I am using publishing portal template. I have a source web site called http://server1/site1, and I want to ...
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How to restore SharePoint from SQL backups?

I have been tasked with restoring our SharePoint instance for our Disaster Recovery Procedure. We store our backups of SharePoint onto tape via Netvault, we use the SQL plugin and also backup the ...
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Restore content db sp 2010

I am new to SharePoint, I recently added a content db to a web app. The db was a backup from another server. On adding the content db, a site was automatically added, although i still had to deploy ...
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how to only get title of subsite and not display title of app also

right now this code writes out the subsites title and relativeurl, but it also includes my title of my app, but i only want to display the subsites title and not title of the app also, Any ...
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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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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. ...
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2010 Moving Content DB to new Domain - Problem with Users

I am restoring a content database to a new farm in a new domain. I have used the Move-SPUser command to map as many users over that exist in the new domain. I've used the delete orphan script to ...
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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 ...
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Recover accidentally deleted Site Collection

In the process of cleaning up site collections of a Sharepoint 2007 MOSS farm that should be sub webs I think I accidentally deleted the main site collection of my farm (kill me now). This also ...
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Getting Error Restoring Site Collection

I see this is a pretty common error, but I'm still not able to solve it. I have a SharePoint 2010 site collection in my prod environment, which I backed up using the stsadm backup command, and I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Restore-SPSite exception: SPStoredProceduresContent

I'm trying to restore a site collection backup from one server to a different server in powershell, but I get the following error: Restore-SPSite : The type initializer for ...
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Backup and Restore Site Collection from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to Server/Enterprise 2013

I want to take a site collection (backup) from Foundation/Standard 2013 (ServicePack1) and restore this site collection to Server/Enterprise 2013 (ServicePack1). The backup(.bak) file is created ...
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Restoring Sharepoint 2010 group

I have mistakenly deleted the members group under people and groups in SharePoint 2010 site. How to restore this?
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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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Sharepoint 2013 restore question

I have a backup of a web application created on a 2010 farm... can i restore that backup on a 2013 farm??? What I mean is will it work or fail without damaging anything??? Because somethings just say ...
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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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Restore User Profile Data to another farm

I've been setting up a test farm for a customer where I'll be looking to restore the UPSA databases from production, mainly the profile one, there isn't too much else I'm interested in other than ...
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After site collection restore, site cannot be crawled?

We have a SharePoint 2007 site collection that some permissions were accidentally deleted from. It was impossible to determine how it was originally setup, so we decided to do an STSADM restore from ...
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Restore of content db fails to restore top-level site collection

I have a backup of a content db restored to Sql server as WSS_Content_Live I have a brand new SP installation setup with AutoInstaller, so we have a port 80 web site called Portal Home. I have ...
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SharePoint 2007: Site collection deletes itself during restore

I am trying to restore some content databases, and during the restore a sitecollection deletes itself. I am running the stsadm restore command, and i get the message "No content databases are ...
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How to backup and restore a web application and/or site collection

I am trying to find the best way to accomplish the following: Move an existing share point application's content and meta databases, back them up and restore them to a different machine. In order to ...
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Taking Incremental Back up for SharePoint 2013 Site

We created a task scheduler to run a bat file which has this code to take the incremental back up of the site. "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server ...
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After a farm restore, going to web application shows Sign In, Select credentials page

I have a scratch SharePoint farm to use for testing and experimenting. I used Wrox's "Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration" to set up the farm. I did a farm backup using the Central ...
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SP 2013 Content Type Hub Issue after restoring in staging environment

We have a SP 2013 farm where content type hub is configured and publishing works fine in my Development Environment and we have a content type called BasicCT is been created with 4 site columns.We ran ...
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(Restore-SPFarm) Search Service backup: Error occurred while processing the log

I want to backup/restore the Search service application from a test farm to a production farm. I performed the classic backup of the service application from Powershell: Backup-SPFarm -Directory ...
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Database restore fails due to consistent RESTORE command

I have a backup of a sharepoint 2010 farm that I am attempting to restore using Central Admin. One of the reasons for failure is a content database restore that fails, the error is: Object ...
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Site collection Validation

While restoring a site collection, what all properties can be taken into consideration for validating the restore. (Say for example, if I have a a properties of the site before backing it up.. And I ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery Certificate problem

We want to restore a backup of our productive Sharepoint 2013 environment with all currently running Workflows on a new Sharepoint server. We found these manuals for ‘Workflow Manager Disaster ...
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Backup/Restore List Views [duplicate]

I have a staging SharePoint 2010 environment which I have created quite a few List Views. I would like to move these Views to my production server. I could not find any way to do it via backup and ...
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NullReferenceException in SharePoint 2010 page layout after restore

It is SharePoint 2010 publishing website. I have a page layout with some user controls added to it. These users controls have rad editor controls in them. Everything was working perfectly unless one ...
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An unexpected error has occurred when adding new Item

I sort have an issue here. Recently we have done a database restore in SharePoint 2013 with data coming from a SP2010 site. All of our Lists, Content Types etc are present. However, upon clicking the ...