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A backup or the process of backing up is making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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SP 2016 Granular Backup Job Status always shows An export is currently in progress

In my SharePoint 2016, On premises environment. I wanted to restore a particular list from a DB backup file, for that I've restored and attached to my SharePoint DB, I went to Central Administration --...
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Restore-SPSite Fails :The operation that you are attempting to perform cannot be completed successfully

I am trying to restore a site collection backup from production on the dev site collection. Old dev site collection already exists, but I am trying to overwrite that with the latest copy. I ran ...
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How to backup a content database with Backup-SPFarm cmdlet?

According to official KB, the cmdlet should be Backup-SPFarm -Directory <BackupFolder> -BackupMethod {Full | Differential} -Item <ContentDatabaseName> [-Verbose] However when I run above ...
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How to create a backup of all work in Teams?

My workplace is having me use Teams, and I've created tons of content in there, yet someone in IT is randomly deleting Teams. Meanwhile, the files keep getting corrupted or out-of-sync, to the point ...
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SharePoint Backup option

My manager asked me to look for a SharePoint backup option. Do you know any suggestions for SharePoint back up both content and application? Regards
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SharePoint Server Configuration Backup

We had a recent disaster recovery scenario where the local configurations on our SharePoint Servers (2013 & 2010) were not backed up. The cause of the need to restore was as a result of an IIS ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted column from a list in SharePoint 2013?

I accidentally deleted a column from a list that contained a lot of entered data. I have no backup of this data, is there any way to recover?
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How to properly Backup and Restore a Team Site with a Notebook?

Working in On-Prem SharePoint 2013. I see many articles on using PowerShell commands: Backup-SPSite http://sp/test/Claims -Path E:\Working\TestClaims.bak Restore-SPSite -Identity http://sp/test/...
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backup SharePoint O365

I want to backup a O365 site through PowerShell, but I couldn't find the command for it anywhere on the internet.
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SharePoint 2010 Backup

All, I am confused as to why this happens. I am trying to use the Backup-Spsite to backup the site collection. If the size of the site is 5 GB, it just goes beyond 13GB and still going. Why does this ...
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backup and restore error

I am trying to take full farm backup using PowerShell and from CA in 2019 SharePoint. but I am getting error Object WSS_Content failed in event OnBackup. For more information, see the spbackup.log ...
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Backup Sharepoint Office 365 Page

The sys admin at my organization set up a SharePoint site using Office 365. I've created a new Page with some documentation which I would like to back up somehow. I've looked around and I've been ...
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Restoring from a completely different farm backup

I'm sure this will sound like a very novice question and many will wonder the application of such an action, but here goes. Say I have two different single-server SharePoint instances (2 different ...
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Is there any restriction on backup-ing sharepoint databases using SQL management studio

We have SharePoint on-premises farm 2013, and per my knowledge that it is not supported to query the SharePoint databases. but is it a supported operation to select a SharePoint database (for example ...
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If we have a backup for all the sharepoint 2013 databases, can/how we restore a corrupted application server

One of our customers use to have a sharepoint enterprise farm 2013, with the following architecture:- windows 2008 R2 which contain sharepoint on-premises farm 2013. windows 2008 R2 which contain Sql ...
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Can I keep SQL Server and just restore Sharepoint to earlier time?

I have two separate VMs for sharepoint and SQL server. Unfortunately Sharepoint crashed and I couldn't repair it and just could restore a full OS backup (by Symantec System Recovery) for about one ...
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Is using a tool named “Symantec Backup Exec / Veritas Backup Exec” a good appraoch to backup sharepoint application servers and its databases

I am reviewing our backup policy for sharepoint on-premises farms 2013 & 2016. where our IT admins mentioned that they backup all Microsoft applications such as exchnage,sharepoint, sql server, ...
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Backup-SPFarm : You need to have Machine administrator priviliges to run this cmdlet

I am working on a sharepoint on-premises farm 2016, and i created a scheduler task to do a backup for the whole farm + each site collection separately. here is the action inside the task scheduler:- ...
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Restore SP2010 (non claim) to SP 2013

I did a database backup from SP 2010 and restored it to SP 2013 Mount-SPContentDatabase followed by site upgrade. Everything looks good except the users did not get converted in claims based. (I can ...
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Restore SPFarm from live to test

I took a farm backup for our live sharepoint server 2013 enterprise :- Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\fileserver100\intranetbackup\FarmBackUp\ -BackupMethod full -BackupThreads 10 -Force now i want to ...
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Two web applications with same Site Structure and Content can be work in one SharePoint Farm?

Hi i have scenario like below I have a web application in Production SharePoint Farm it has custom master pages,many custom page layouts and angular .JS files and some farm solutions deployed target ...
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Why doing Backup-SPFarm for our sharepoint 2013 will update the sql databases “Last Database backup”

we have SharePoint enterprise 2013, and i run the following command to do a farm backup:- Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\****\backups\ -BackupMethod full -BackupThreads 10 -Force now on the generated ...
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How i can know the SQL service account for our sharepoint 2013 on-premises farm

To be able to run the BackUp-SPFarm i need to create a network location/drive and grant the sql service account read/write permission. but for our sharepoint on-premises 2013 /2016, how i can know ...
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Backup our sharepoint in-premises farms, are we following correct/sufficient appraoch

We have sharepoint on-premises servers 2013/2016 , which have the following architecture:- windows server 2012/2008 R2 which act as the application servers. windows server 2012/2008 R2 which act as ...
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“backup-spsite : You must specify a filename for the backup file” + “You need to have Machine administrator priviliges to run this cmdlet”

I use to run these commands to backup our sharepoint site collections and our farm without any problem:- backup-spsite http://****01/sites/home/ -Path E:\Back\BFH.bak Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\**...
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Restore site collection from higher database version to lower database version

I have a development SP Farm (along with Project Server) with following database version: Configuration database version: 16.0.4534.1000 UAT SP Farm with following database version: ...
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How to move a site collection to root path-based site collection in New SharePoint 2013 Farm

how to move a site collection to root path-based site collection in SharePoint. I restored a content database in an SP2013 Farm from another SharePoint 2013 farm, where this database is a site ...
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Safest method to move a site

I would like to ask what is the safest way to move a Site within the same Site Collection including all the lists, libraries and subsites with the data and at the same time maintaining versioning? Is ...
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Farm backup stuck on Step 1

Ours is Multi server (2 WFE and 2 APP) SP 2016 Env. As usual when we am trying to start backup of the entire farm, it remains on Step 1. We checked the ULS and found request has timeout However if ...
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Backup & Restore SP Site with External Content Type to Another Site - make error

My site includes External Content Type (BCS) on Dev site, with List which of that type - and when i restore it to Prod server, the connectivity of the list, stay as previous system..! any way to ...
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What are the backup facilities of Sharepoint Online

My team site has 5 pages and 46 lists. How can I backup these up? Exporting each list to Excel and store them locally on my computer is not an option. For the pages as well as for the list I have a ...
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Restored site collection has same site ID as original site collection

I backed up one site collection from one WA and than I restored that in another WA as a new cite collection. I found out that new site collection has same site ID as original site collection. This ...
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Workflows not working after backup and restore to new site collection

We have site collection with data in it with workflows2013 that have app steps. Task was to create site collection on another WA with same data as old SC, so we created new site collection and new db ...
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Recovering “About Me” info from UPSA Profile DB backup

When trying to recover the "About Me" info from the UPSA Profile DB - I'm getting a "There is a compatibility range mismatch between the web server..." error. Is there an alternative way of going ...
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Restore config databases in SharePoint

Is it possible to restore SharePoint config database on a different farm or the same farm using database backup and restore
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How to perform backup when deleting Site Collection automatically?

I have requirement which is when user accidentally select delete button for site collection it has to perform backup operation automatically before it deleted is there any WSP solutions available ...
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Is it possible to just download the whole sharepoint enviromment?

is it possible to download the whole Sharepoint Strukture of sharepoint web to an localhost and view it on localhost. We want to backup our sharepoint Server to a NAS and if we need it being able to ...
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SharePoint Database Backup Failure on SqL Server

We do have two DB and two Application servers for high availability purpose . Regarding SQL Server: We have full and transaction log Backup . We created a high availability group and define the two ...
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Backup & Restore on two different versions

i have backup from sharepoint 2013 but sharepoint in my virtual machine is 2016. is it possible restore it on sp 2016?
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Restore a site collection from Backup-SPFarm

There are several site collections under a single app and unfortunately they are all in same database. And we dont have database backup that old that we need. Anyway we have automated backup-spfarm ...
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Use compression during Database backup

In some circumstances, we can use compression to decrease the size of backups and the time to complete each backup. I use following command to restore site. Mount-SPContentDatabase "MyDatabase" -...
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site collection url is same as root site after backup and restore

i have 1 web application with 1 site collection in 1 content DB. In order to restore some corrupted site data i have got the back up and restore the same db from past dates to dev environment which is ...
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Farm backup diiference by using powershell and sharepoint admin console

Is there any difference to take farm back up by using power shell and SharePoint admin console. When I use GET-SPDATABASE Command, it was showing around 76 GB.How ever when I use SharePoint admin ...
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How to restore existing Site Collection Content DB to a SharePoint Site Collection

I have a Site Collection Content DB back up. I want to create/ restore to existing site collection. Are there any ways to do that?
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Farm backup and restore from windows server 2008 R2 to windows server 2012 R2 in sharepoint

Can we do farm backup(from Central Admin) of sharepoint 2013 in Windows server 2008 R2 and restore the entire farm to Windows server 2012 R2?
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SharePoint: Farm backup stuck

Ours is a SharePoint 2010 Server (Single server Farm). We started the Farm backup specifying a local drive folder. After this Backup process screen appeared. However, since then (Last 2) hours there ...
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Restore-SPSite : Invalid object name 'Sites'

I tried to rename the site collection host header (see post here) and it did not work, so I found this blog and thought I could give Backup-SPSite, Remove-SPSite and Restore-SPSite a try. I used this ...
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How to export one site collection and restore it in a different environment when build versions of the farms are different?

I am using Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite to restore a site collection, but the problem is that I am getting the following error: What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>...
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DBCC CHECKDB Corruption in Search_Service_Application_CrawlStoreDB

After some recent server issues, the SharePoint full backup keep getting an error when checking for database integrity. The following error message is thrown in SQL logs: DBCC CHECKDB (...
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power-shell script to backup our sharepoint farm is not working as expected

I have the following powershell script to backup our sharepoint 2013 on-premises farm + backup the content database + a site collection. as follow:- Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" #...

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