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

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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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Restoring a Deleted User in the Site's Owners and Members Groups SharePoint 2010

I have accidentally deleted some users from the site's members and owners groups. How do I restore these users back to the site?
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Restore site collection using powershell : Getting not found error

Restore-SPSite -Identity http:/snk145:60000/ -Path "D:/MS.bak" I am trying to restore a site collection (SharePoint 2010) to other from a backup file, The term 'Restore-SPSite' is not recognized as ...
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Restore of .bak file to a SharePoint 2007 Server results in 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

We have an old .bak file (1½ years) that we need to restore. The only change to the server is a couple of CU's otherwise it is like the server that the .bak file originated from (it's not the same, ...
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Unable to restore Sharepoint Site from backup

I have a Sharepoint site (2013), I need to move the site to a different server. I am using Powershell to create backup and restore. But getting the error in ULS log: "Could not deserialize site ...
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Restore the root site as site collection with in the same web application using power shell?

we migrated the sites from 2003 to 2013,in 2013 i am having root site i want to move the root site to site collection with in the same web application using power shell. I used the command after taken ...
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Back up and restore creating .bak not .cmp

When creating a back up of a site using Central administration in Sharepoint, it used to create a couple of files, one being a .cmp. Now it creates a folder filled with .bak files. Am I doing ...
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Best Backup Solution for SharePoint 2013 Possibly with DPM

We are planning to move our file share to SharePoint. Currently we use DPM to backup the file server, but I know the content of SharePoint is found in content databases. So my question is what is the ...
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Can't get granular file .bak or .cmp to restore. “Unable to read cabinet info”

I made a granular backup of my site collection into .bak. and now I'm trying to import said file by using Import-SPWeb -identity http:testserver/sites/test -path \\sharedstore\backup.bak I have the ...
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Restore-SPFarm : Cannot find the proper backup files to restore. Verify that the directory name is valid and that the backup file exists

I have backuped a sharepoint 2013 web application from my development environment, which created the following :- XML file named spbrtoc And a folder contain .bak files named spbr0001. So on my ...
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Deleted site collection missing from recycle bin

We have been having some issues with restoring deleted site collections in our stage and prod 2010 SP1 environments. We have all of the default recycle settings configured, and have enabled the ...
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SharePoint 2007 Changing of Site Collection URL

I want to change the URL of Site Collection _http://teamnet.com/old to _http://teamnet.com/new. I found some solution to do the changing of URL via backing up the site collection stsadm -o backup ...
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SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Planning

We are going to be undertaking a disaster test and will need to be able to bring up our SharePoint 2007 farm in a new environment. The farm consists of one WFE and one Index server. There are about 10 ...
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Restore-SPSite running forever

I'm trying to restore SPSite from backup. But powershell Restore-SPSite command keeps running forever. What can be the reason for this?
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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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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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Attach restored content DB to same web application

I have an issue with a customer DB with it being corrupted. This has been the case for a while and hence no way to revert to a backup because all the backups have the corruption as well. I am however ...
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Content DB restore returns 0 sites

In the process of re-branding my client, currently running on MOSS 2007. Can't detach their live database, so decided on backing up the live, and restoring the DB to a new database. Live is called ...
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compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database

On Production Server: 3 tier architecture for Moss2007 Sql server 2008 Enterprise with DB Intranet_Content_Hosted for one of the portals. On Test Server 3 tier architecture ---3 VM's are created SQL ...
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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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Getting error while restoring the backup file

I am getting following error while restoring the backup (.bak) file on my SharePoint server (SharePoint 2010). The backup file resides on the same machine. Restore-SPSite : This operation can be ...
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How to restore exported list cmp file

I went to SharePoint 2013 central administration - Backup and restore - Granular Backup - Export a site or list and Exported a list which as .cmp extension. Now how do I restore this list in ...
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Can a deleted list item be restored to a different list?

We have a couple list items deleted that we want to restore to collect attachments from, but we can't restore it to the same list if possible.
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Change “created date” and “created by” values for my default publishing site's welcome page, after a backup/restore

I have developed an enterprise wiki site collection inside my staging server , then I backup , restore the enterprise wiki inside my live server. But currently the created data for my welcome page is ...
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Restoring site collection to previous URL causes error

I can restore a site to a new URL, but if I try to restore to the URL I was previously using, I get: Restore-SPSite <previousUrl> Path <path> -ContentDatabase <db> -Force -Confirm ...
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No access to Site Collection after Backup/Restore from different Domain

I've created a backup from a site collection (Customer's SharePoint Server 2013 Std) and restored the contents in our development environment (SharePoint Server 2013 Ent). Both servers (small ...
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Restore content database 2013

I am trying to restore a SharePoint site with a backed up content database. I restored the backup of the content database to Sql server, then when i created the web application i entered the restored ...
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Question about backup and restores

I'm getting ready to backup my dev server and restore what i need on my production server for the first time. What I want to know is if I do a backup/restore in the future to add updates and modules ...
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How to copy a Web Application or Site Collection structure without the content [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to create a backup of a Web Application or (top level) Site Collection and restore it without the contents (documents) in order to preserve only the site structure ...
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Migrate SP2013 Enterprise to New Farm with SP2013 Standard with new SQL Server

I was hoping to get some advice on the best way to migrate from an Existing SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Farm, to a completely new Farm running SharePoint 2013 Standard. I will need to migrate User ...
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How to Restore from Standalone SP Server to Another SP Farm with separate DB server

I have a developed a Sharepoint Site 2010 in my development server which has both SP and SQL in same server, whereas client production site has 2 tier setup, SP and SQL both in different physical ...
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Restoring my site collections to production environment, how to delete all the site collection test data

I did the following :- Inside my Development environment. I have created a new SharePoint application 2013. Containing two site collection ; community site & team site. I have backup these two ...
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restore a site collection to another web application on another farm

We have an intranet that comprises of a single site collection and i want to restore a sql backup of this site collection to our staging environment so i can do some development against a couple of ...
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Restoring a Team site collection inside another environment will display an empty white page

I have developed a team site inside my development machine, which contains the following :- 5 overlayed calendar Apps. One announcement APP One document management APP Script editor web part Content ...
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Convert Site Root Site Collection AND root of Web Application

Greeting, everyone. I've been getting my feet wet with SharePoint Consulting for the last couple of months now and I've been tasked with a migration that I wanted to run past this fine community. ...
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How can I backup and restore a site collection in SP2010?

I have a sharepoint 2010 portal. I have a farm, with inside of it some site collections. One of these site collections ok. I would like to create a new site collection and restore a backup of the old ...
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Restore SharePoint Web Application on a different Farm

If a perform a web application backup, can I restore it into a compeletely different farm with a different machine name but same sharepoint version?
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Restore-SPSite time scale to restore?

I am trying to restore the main site at the root of our SharePoint server after an accidental deletion using the following code: Restore-SPSite -Identity http://server -Path "B:\SharePoint\11-12-2012 ...
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SharePoint Release Management Testing and Roll back

I'm putting together a release process for our SharePoint 2007 environment. We have admins and power users who have to make out of the box changes to sites via the browser. Only one admin who can make ...
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Root Site collection is missing on restoration of SharePoint Backup File

3 to 4 document library's got accidently deleted. I restored the content DB however, after restoration I encountered the following issue: Root site collection ("/") not available on the restoration. ...
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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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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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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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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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lost reference to all webparts after site creation using template

I have taken backup of http://mysite:300/ site and restored it in some other server say http://newserver:300/. when I have created subsite using template already exist, site creation is successfull ...
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How can I restore Sharepoint web app when the DB is in another server?

I have the following situation: I have a Sharepoint application where the data and app are in two separated servers. I create the backup of the site using: stsadm -o backup -url http://sgd -filename ...
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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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Move a site collection to Office 365

I have a web application with one site collection in an on-premise SharePoint 2010 test environment that I would like to migrate to Office 365. Is there a way to backup and restore or do I need to ...