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

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Restore-SPSite to the same content database

I ran Restore-SPSite on my server from a backup. I then deleted the site collection and did it again but got the following error: Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform ...
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Site Content Types screwed up. How to restore to default?

I need to change a root site's Item Content Type settings back to the default values. I also need to do this for all other Content Types that inherit from Item. Can someone recommend a safe an ...
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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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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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Lost Custom CSS File

I had my site branded nicely last week (ok, nice is a strong word). Today, I updated the master page to bring jQuery into the fold and noted that My.css was checked out. I was going to undo the ...
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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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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...
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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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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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Sharepoint 2010 SP1 Content Database restore in Previous version of Sharepoint 2010

I am having a requirement to restore my SharePoint 2010 SP1 backup to previous Sharepoint 2010 version. I googled a lot but hav't found any suitable answer for this. At last one of mine senior ...
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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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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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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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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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Mount-SPContentDatabase error

I have recieved a copied database from a live farm and am trying to restore this database to my development environment. I have created a new web application and site collection and have restored the ...
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Is there any event when restoring a SPWeb from the Site Recycle Bin

With SharePoint 2010 SP1 the Site Recycle Bin feature was introduced. When a site is deleted it appears in this recycle bin. From there the user can restore the site. Now, my problem is that I need ...
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Unable to login into site after restoring

a continuation from here, problem restoring sharepoint from backup after restoring from a back-up into the new site, i am unable to login despite changing the site collection administrator. all ...
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Proper way to restore a Managed Metadata Services database to new Farm

Recently one of our SharePoint 2010 development servers died (OS related we think). I managed to get into the file system and grab all the SP databases (mdf's and ldf's). I rebuilt a new SP2010 ...
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Restore SharePoint 2010 Site Collection to SharePoint 2013?

We are considering moving a single site collection from a SharePoint 2010 box to SharePoint 2013 to take advantage of the difference in licensing for external anonymous users. Can you do a backup ...
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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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How can I identify missing features in a SharePoint site that has been restored from a different farm?

I recently inherited an application from a developer who is no longer with the company. This application restores SharePoint sites from backups and extracts metadata and files from lists in the site. ...
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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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Move database without creating alias

when we started with Sharepoint we installed everything on a sqlserver that was used for non-sharepoint activities to. Now however we decided to seperate those from each other. Management decided that ...
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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-SPSite issue with versions

I'm trying to restore a SPSite using Restore-SPSite command. The command returns : Restore-SPSite : Your backup is from a different version of Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and cannot be ...
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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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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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How to import a library from Export-SPWeb outputs?

I am trying to understand how to restore an arbitrary library to an arbitrary site in an arbitary site collection - inspired by some future user announcing he accidentally deleted a document from the ...
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Service Pack Installation Backup Procedures

I have two farms . One is the staging farm and the other is the production farm. All MOSS 2007 Content Deployment is configured from stage to production environment We have 10 web applications ...
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Restoring SSP Databases from SP1 to SP2 server farm

Has anyone restored Shared Services Databases from SP1 Server Farm to a new SP2 Server farm? I don't want to lose user related information link My Links etc. I followed the DB attach method as ...
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Farm Restore never completing?

I started restoring in new environment with central admin GUI. Now It is still showing me "Completing Restore" at SharePoint Search Index place. I was waiting since 4 hours. I checked Restore log ...
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Location of error log for restore operation

I try to perform a restore using stsadm. When the operation completes, I get the following message: Restore failed for Object [Sharepoint Database Name] in event OnPostRestore. For more information, ...
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Web site already exists error when restoring

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. And I am using publishing portal template. And I am using command, stsadm -o restore -url ...
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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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Is it possible to restore only permissions from a SharePoint 2010 backup?

Is there a way to only restore permissions and not the content from a SharePoint 2010 back-up? If yes, how?
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Creating a disaster recovery policy for SP2010

I'm working on creating a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Server disaster recovery (and backup-restore) policy for our organization. From what I've read, there are several options for doing backup-restore: ...
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Why a restored stsadm Site is'nt showing images and styles?

i have a site which i migrated with stsadm -o restore -url urlto site - filename file.dat. Restored to a new web application in the production machine. The development machine does not use host ...
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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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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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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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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. ...