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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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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? How ...
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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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Restore site collection 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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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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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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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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Missing CSS after restore

I just restored a SP 2013 Foundation site collection into another farm. The restore seems ok, but the web front end of the main site is totally missing CSS. The subsites are OK: they all are using ...
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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 another....
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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 : <nativehr>...
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SharePoint backup and restore from central administration.

Is it a good practice to perform backup and restore the farm\web application from backup and restore option of Central admin? Are there any known issues or limitations for that?
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How to restore exported list cmp file

I went to SharePoint 2013 central administration - Backup and restore - Granular Backup - Export a site or list and Exported a list which as .cmp extension. Now how do I restore this list in ...
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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 SharePointTest....
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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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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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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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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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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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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 https://uslv-acsw-t4.dev....
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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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How to restore SharePoint 2016 site collection in SharePoint 2013

I have taken a site collection backup from SharePoint 2016 server (16.0.4327.1000) and I'm trying to restore in SharePoint 2013 which has Septembler 2015 Cumulative Updates installed. When I run ...
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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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moving my site collection from root to a new managed path

I am working on a Team site collection inside SharePoint enterprise server 2013. and the publishing infrastructure site collection and site features are enable. now i want to move the site collection ...
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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-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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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 http://machinename:8090/...
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Restoring a list from an Excel backup in SharePoint Online

We're doing a major update of our SharePoint online site that will add a number of new fields to our existing lists. I've followed the steps to creating a backup of the lists just in case something ...
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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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Horrible mistake, Deleting instead of ending workflow

Instead of ending the workflow, I deleted the data entry in the list by deleting the employee( the record was created by form)! Can I restore that record? The form collected information from the ...
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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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After site collection restore, site cannot be crawled?

We have a SharePoint 2007 site collection that some permissions were accidentally deleted from. It was impossible to determine how it was originally setup, so we decided to do an STSADM restore from ...
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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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Error: The file or folder name contains characters that are not permitted. Please use a different name

I took backup from our staging server and restored on my local development machine. My Powershell script is not raising any error while restoration. But when I open the site in browser, it's giving me ...
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Restore Search service on different Server or Farm , with different topology

We have a SharePoint 2016 on-prem Search Farm as below Our production farm has 2 pairs of search servers with 2 search indexers / query processors & 2 crawlers Our test environement farm has one (...
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How to Separate the site collections with large size of 100GB from large content database of 250GB

We are having SP 2013 production farm with storing documents in individual site collections using workflow management. One of the content databases is growing large with 250GB data storage in SQL ...
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SharePoint 2013 farm restore error: The specified component exists

Overall context: Moving a Hyper-V VM 2012 R2 single server TFS system w/ SharePoint to a new domain. Immediate task: Backup SharePoint content to be able to restore content if there are problems with ...
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The content database has a schema version which is not supported this version

We have a SharePointServer2013 installed with SQL Server 2014. But we need to restore site collection into another SharePoint2013 farm installed with SQL Server 2012. Any possible way to restore to ...
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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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Restoring documents from a Sharepoint 2003 backup

I'm told by my IT vendor that in order to get a backup of a file that I stored 10 years ago on Sharepoint 2003, they'd need to create a new environment to restore the entire Sharepoint. I suspect ...
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Error loading navigation: The Managed Navigation term set is improperly attached to the site. When i restore my Enterprise wiki site collection

I am working on sharepoint server 2013, and i have added an Enterprise wiki site collection and i enable the managed navigation + Friendly URL. now whenever i create a new enterprise wiki page a ...
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Restore Content Database on different Farm with InfoPath Forms

We have an activity to backup a content database from SharePoint 2013 server and restore it on a different SharePoint 2013 Farm. The Database contains many InfoPath forms. Yes, the URL will be changed....
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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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SharePoint 2013 - restore a single site from site collection backup

I want to restore a single sharePoint site from a site collection backup. My question is, is this possible. And how is this possible. Are there any useful commands? Thanks!
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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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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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