I am running MS Sharepoint 2013 on a Windows Server 2008. Normally, I use HP Data Protector to backup all my stuff. I tried to backup my SharePoint 2013 with DP and it looks like it didn't work...

I have to choose another way.

I found there is a way to take a backup manually in Sharepoint 2013. It worked perfectly.

I searched a lot but I can't find a way to schedule a backup. I would like to get my backup automaticallly every weeks.

Which way would you recommend me?

  • You should still be able to back up all of your content databases as well as your configuration DB directly through your SQL server. I don't have SSMS in front of me but I'm almost positive you can schedule DB backups as well. If you've backed up everything, restoring should be a simple (read: not so simple) matter of restoring all of those DBs to a new SQL instance and then adding servers to it using the configuration wizard. Sep 5, 2013 at 18:26
  • Thanks you very much John. I appreciate your help! But how can I backup all files and the SQL DBs ? I know I can schedule a SQL backup of my DBs but how can I backup all files on the site ? Thanks again for your great help
    – BouBou
    Sep 5, 2013 at 18:57

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If you are talking about scheduling a SharePoint backup, you can use PowerShell and Task Scheduler. The article below gives detailed instructions on how you can set that up.

SharePoint 2013 Backup with PowerShell and Task Scheduler for beginners

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