Hello Friends I want to know about this command "Stsadm". Exactly what is this command works? How can we use this command.

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    – Alex Angas
    Dec 11, 2010 at 11:21

It's a command line tool for administrative task related to SharePoint. But as James already mentioned, if you search for it on the Internet you'll find plenty of information about it.

  • Thank you so much for your reply. I want to know one thing also. Is this command can also take backup of MDF File.
    – prettsons
    Dec 9, 2010 at 12:32
  • Yep, you use it to back up specific sites (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263441(office.12).aspx) If you're wanting to maintain backups for your entire content database, use standard SQL Server backup mechanisms.
    – James Love
    Dec 9, 2010 at 13:03
  • @prettsons: Please ask new questions in a new question. You'll get more attention to your post and it means the upvote/downvote system will work properly. Thanks and welcome to SharePoint Overflow!
    – Alex Angas
    Dec 11, 2010 at 11:23

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