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why backup-spsite get a backup much larger than $site.usage.Storage

The use of $site = Get-SPSite "http://sharepoint" $site.usage.Storage only includes SPSite.UsageInfo's Storage. The UsageInfo-class also includes DiscussionStorage-field which might differ from 0, i....
moe's user avatar
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6 votes
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moving my site collection from root to a new managed path

Above scenario should work, as you are deleting the existing site collection then you will not see the Duplicate GUID problem. You may need to refresh the config db, in order to update the record ( ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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6 votes

Backup/Restore sub site from previous version

we have site collection backup, which is created with Backup-SPSite cmdlet: Backup-SPSite http://example1.com -Path C:\Backup\example1.bak We copied it on local environment and want to restore it ...
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6 votes
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Create a Replica of Content DB and use it as content database of new web application in the same SPFarm

Yes it's correct, you can't restore a content database to another web application on the same farm because the Content Database GUID is already existing. So to overcome this issue, you have to do the ...
Mohamed El-Qassas MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint Backup/ VM Snapshot

There are a couple of useful articles that spell out the reasons not to use snapshots for SharePoint in production, and things you MUST do if you actually go ahead to do so: Best practices for ...
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Best Practices for back up the SharePoint 2013 3-Tier Farm

It is really tough to agree on single point as backup & restore requirement vay customer to customer. But their are many options to choose from, you can pick one which is really suitable and ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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4 votes
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Restoring a list from an Excel backup in SharePoint Online

Follow these steps: Decide on a name for the list, it will be the URL and name of the list. Go to the ‘cog’/Settings and select Add an app You will now see a list of all available apps (installed) ...
Paul Strupeikis's user avatar
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HELP. Cancel Site Collection Backup Job

Go the central admin > Monitoring > Check Job status on this page look for the backup job(Site Collection Backup ). If it is still running, stop/ delete it. Another way is on the server go to ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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How can I backup a O365 site through PowerShell?

There is no powershell command available for backup and restore in SharePoint Online(office 365). For backup, you have to rely either to MSFT as they keep the backup for 14 days or you have to use ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint Content DB exceed 200 GB

2 things I can think off hand: Tell users to start purging content that is no longer necessary. Use Move-SPSite to move some site collections to a new content database. Based on your comment and ...
Eric Alexander's user avatar
4 votes

SharePoint online back up?

One of the main features of SharePoint online vs on-prem is decreasing the overhead of operations tasks like backup-restore plans and patching ...etc. Meanwhile, if you need to take a backup, you can ...
Mohamed El-Qassas MVP's user avatar
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Farm BackUp error

The Backup-SPFarm command should use a network share where The service accounts, Farm accounts and SQL Server service accounts have Full Control access to the share. This is because SharePoint uses ...
SURYAKANT DAS's user avatar
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SharePoint backup and restore from central administration.

There are no such limitations but it will be always advisable to use the powershell/STSADM command prompt for these backup/restore activities. mainly because it can take long time and when an error ...
kesava's user avatar
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Backup-SPFarm is not progressing for around 40 minutes. latest stage is "Verbose: [IndexController] Waiting for second phase backup for index "

from the error, what it looks like you are search crawl is running. if an active crawl is crawling the content then backup job will struggle to perform a backup. Please make sure that search crawls ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint Content DB exceed 200 GB

You basically have two options: Split your content across multiple site collections and distribute the site collections evenly in multiple content databases. Meet the requirements to use 4 TB ...
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3 votes
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SharePoint Content DB exceed 200 GB

In your case, the best option is split the site collection into multiple site collections.each site collection should be in own content database. You have to decide upon the usage and target ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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Backup/Restore sub site from previous version

Long but working route would be to setup new SP instance (single server installation will do just fine) with old patch level, restore site there, then migrate it to final location using 3rd party ...
Jussi Palo's user avatar
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3 votes
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SharePoint backup and restore from central administration.

Powershell is the suggested way to backup either farm or specific site collections. It will give you more control over the activity and you can monitor the progress easily. As a starter you may try ...
John Zachariah's user avatar
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How to restore existing Site Collection Content DB to a SharePoint Site Collection

You did not specify which version of SharePoint you have. But if it is at least 2010, unattached content database can be used. See https://technet.microsoft.com/cs-cz/library/hh269601(v=office.14)....
Lukas Nespor's user avatar
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Backup our sharepoint in-premises farms, are we following correct/sufficient appraoch

I am not big fan of SnapShot as it always cause the problem with us. If i am in your situation, i would do it this way. Write it down any web.config changes or special customization to the farm. run ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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2 votes

Backup site SharePoint 2013

Ootb this is not possible as every option have their own limitations. You already mentioned those. Now only choice is use third party tools which help you to get this done. You can try sharegate as ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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2 votes
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List data backup SharePoint Office 365

This is one kind of limitation in Office 365 or MSFT still behind on this. There are couple of options. save as template include the content( as mentioned above), but this has its own limitation i.e ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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2 votes
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Unable to restore the Site collection Backup in sharepoint 2013?

I had experienced the same kind of situation and following steps solved it create a new content database in desired web application now run the restore command with database name parameter. Use the ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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why backup-spsite get a backup much larger than $site.usage.Storage

Refer this blog to view storage from different tools , this might help to get the correct size. http://en.share-gate.com/blog/list-sharepoint-sites-with-size
Monica Jagani's user avatar
2 votes
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How to take a site collection backup without Active directory and permissions?

The different domain is not represented a big issue , where you should use the corresponding service accounts on the destination farm. Steps : First of all, you should make sure that the SharePoint ...
Mohamed El-Qassas MVP's user avatar
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SharePoint Content DB exceed 200 GB

I think you should spend little more time in "architecting" your farm. So as mentioned in above excellent answers, you can create multiple content databases for site collection. In addition to this, ...
Gautam Sheth's user avatar
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SharePoint Backup/ VM Snapshot

A "Snapshot" is never a backup! You can use Snapshots to get back a short amount of time with the whole farm. For example if you patch SharePoint and want to be sure you can go back to where you ...
MHeld's user avatar
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