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

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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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Restore-SPSite : Access Denied

Restore-SPSite : Access Denied You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource. This is the error I get when trying to restore a Site Collection backup from the integrated ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Restore-SPSite failure due to insufficient Content Database Space

I hope someone can help me solve this weird problem I'm facing for 4 days. I'm trying to restore the backup of Sharepoint 2010 web application. I'm using Windows Powershell command : Restore-SPSite ...
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Issues With Sharepoint 2007 installation and stsadm restore (User)

I'm used to install SharePoint with the basic option, that install SQL SERVER EXPRESS 2005 and configures almost everything, but now I need to install SharePoint using a database already installed ...
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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 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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Restore an earlier document version — Cannot see “my last edits” button for documents

My environment is Sharepoint 2013 Standard. On a test document library I have versioning turned off. According to this article, I should be able to restore my modified document back to previous ...
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Backup/Restore which content database?

I have seen a few posts about backing and restoring SharePoint content databases from both Central Admin and using PowerShell. My question is relatively simple I hope..... There are a number of ...
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Is it possible to restore a site collection using Import-SPWeb [duplicate]

I've exported a Site Collection from a content database using Backup and Restore > Recover data from an unattached content database: Site Collection: http://abc/sites/BS Site: No Selection List: No ...
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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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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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Restore site to new server from full farm backup

We currently have a full farm backup from a previous install of sharepoint made using the backup and restore feature. We can no longer use the server for sharepoint as it is now being used for ...
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Backup and Restore Tool

We are searching for a backup and restore tool which can be used as a sharepoint admin (not server admin). Our IT service don't work with powershell and we have no rights on the server. Therefore we ...
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Column Default Value Settings disappear after site collection restore

I have restored a site collection and for some reason the column default value settings have all disappeared. Is this a known problem with SPSite-restore? Thanks
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SharePoint Backup and Restore

I am just starting out experimenting with backup and restore. We have 2 farms: PRD and TST. I thought I'd begin by restoring a site collection from PRD to TST. Everything went smoothly but then I ...
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Backup and restore site collection without their data

I have finished my implementation and testing on the staging server, and now I want to back-up then restore my two site collections inside the production server. But when I did the same step from ...
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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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Sharepoint 2013 list restore and 2013 workflow

I had to restore a Sharepoint 2013 list and now any old or new Sharepoint 2013 workflows don't work. I had 5 Sharepoint 2010 workflows and I was able to redo those by updating the list GUIDs via SP ...
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Restore SharePoint 2013 Farm to different Farm

Yes I know this is possible when you have the same version of SharePoint and the SQL aliases set up, but my worries are different. I would like to change names for new service application and ...
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Discussion forum is not working well after restoring the site collection

I have created a new site collection of type community site on my development machine, then I have backup the site collection and I restore it inside staging server. I am lo-gin as the site ...
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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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Team site which contains Apps, web parts, script will show a white blank page [duplicate]

I have a team site collection inside my development machine, which contains :- One document management APP. One announcing APP. 5 overlay calendars onecontent editor web part. one script editor web ...
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Restoring my Site collection from my development machine to my staging machine will show blank page

I have a team site collection inside my development machine; containing Apps, text, pictures, etc. So i back up the site collection from my development machine, i create a new web application inside ...
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Move SP Site with workflow

Can I move SP Site to other Site Collection with all the workflows in it? I cannot use backup Site and restore because it is not major Site Collection this is one Site with sub site. When I did it by ...
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Images in Master Page not displaying after restore

I made a backup of my site using: backup-spsite -force Then on another server I created a new web application, then inside it I created a new site collection and then restore the above backup using ...
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Getting Connection close after a restore

Here are the steps I took to restore. I copied a content database that was hooked to QA root site (both mdf and ldf) to a staging farm database. Attched the db and log to the staging farm's database ...
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recover site collection database or restore a site collection

Is there any way to recover a database or site collection that has been overwritten? I had a testing site and I was developing bunch of stuff on that site. A co-worker restore an old backup on the ...
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Migrate Sharepoint do a different Server

I have a Sharepoint site with a number of web applications (that are relatively large). I need to decommission the Sharepoint site and database servers and install SharePoint from scratch to a new ...
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Roll back deployment stategy and performance testing (2010)

I am currently on the cusp of deploying a solution which will be upgrading existing .wsp solutions and also running a powershell script to upgrade masterpages, content types and page layouts on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quickest way to backup and restore a web application content database across farms?

When I perform a complete backup of my development content database using Backup-SPSite and restore the site on a separate farm using Restore-SPSite its currently taking around 25 mins to backup and ...
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Restore-SPSite reports “No content databases are available for this operation…”

I've run a site collection backup using Backup-SPSite. I then deleted the Site Collection using CA. Then tried to restore is using Restore-SPSite. Got the error "No content databases are available ...
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Width and height is 0 for images in a Picture Library Slideshow Web Part after export/import of site collection

I recently exported/imported an SP2010 site collection from Dev to Prod. The site collection had about 90 sites, which were all driven from a site template. Once the export/import had taken place, I ...
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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 ...