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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why i should not perform a Restore-SPSite for a copy of a site collection on the same content database

I have read these links which talks about using Backup-SPsite && Restore-SPSite:- link1 link2 and they both mentioned that restoring a copy of a site collection's back-up file file using ...
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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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Backup and restore in Office 365

I'm looking for official documentation regarding Backup schedules and restore options in Office 365. More precisely: How often is backups made For how long is a backup saved How do you restore? ...
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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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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 & Restore Tenants in a Multi Tenant SharePoint 2013 environment

I have a SharePoint 2013 environment with Multi-Tenancy configured. I have various tenants provisioned in the environment. Is it possible to backup and restore a tenant from one environment to ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Site collection backup restore after CU updates

I took SP2013 team site's site collection backup before April 2015 CU updates. We applied April 2015 updates to SharePoint 2013 servers. Now, we are trying to restore site collection but it fail. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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Backup a site collection from a farm with a version different than destination version

As I know if we restore a backup that is taken from a farm that holds a different config database version than the destination then it will not complete the restore process due to that difference in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Procedure to restore site collection from a sql db of a different farm

I need to restore a site collection from a SQL DB of a different farm. This SQL DB holds only a single site collection. Both (destination and source) farms are identical except that they are in ...
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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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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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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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restoring full farm backup does not show sites

I have backed up my sharepoint trial server and uninstall it. then reinstalled it from scratch and restored from the backup. however, when I try to go to sites, or subsites, I get HTTP/1.1 200 OK ...
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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 2010 farm restore "CREATE DATABASE Permission denied in 'master'

I am attempting to restore a farm backup to a new SharePoint install. The OSW timer service is running under farm account. farm account has db_accessadmin, db_datawriter and db_securityadmin ...
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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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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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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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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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SPList Object is null After back/restore SITE

after a bakup/ restore of SPWEB, if I try to Get a SPLIST by Server object Model code, it returns me public bool OnNotification(SPAlertHandlerParams ahp) { ...
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Item Option (Parameter / Switch) in Backup-SPFarm & Restore SP-Farm for Multi-Tenant SharePoint 2013 Farm

I have a SharePoint 2013 Multi-Tenant Farm. Every tenant has a dedicated Content DB. I am trying to backup a particular Tenant using the following command, found in the Understanding multi-tenancy in ...
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back up restore onto a different site collection

If I was to use a backup of one site collection and restore it onto another, would this give me every single thing that was on that site collection. So sites, lists, workflows etc?
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What is the easiest way to backup and restore whole site (with all files and data)?

How to fully backup and restore my site just once using SharePoint Online?
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Sharepoint Restore - Requested registry access is not allowed

I attempted to restore a farm backed up from server A to server B (SP 2010). When I run the restore, I get the error: "Requested registry access is not allowed". Not sure which key I need to change ...