Friday, June 15, 2012

Backup Restore in SharePoint 2010


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has comes up with so many enhancements and backup restore is one of them. I will try my best here to cover the backup-restore based on GUI (Graphical User Interface), STSADM and Powershell so that you will be proficient enough to work on these mentioned methods independently.
Backup Operations
Backup operations are associated with:
· Site collection
· Subsite
· List and Document Libraries
How to take the backup of the site collection:
By using Central Administration
· Open the central administration
· Backup and Restore
· Granular Backup
· Perform a site collection backup
· Select the appropriate web application and site collection from the dropdown
· Provide the filename
· Start backup
· You will be redirected to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx
· It shows the status ‘Operation initializing’
· It will take some time to complete the backup depending on the size of the site collection
· As soon as the backup completed then the status will change to ‘Operation Succeeded’
· That’s it and you are done... check the file location and you will see the backup file that you have specified in the above mentioned steps.
By using STSADM command
For site collection backup:
stsadm.exe -o backup -URL -filename [-overwrite]
By using Powershell command
Backup-SPSite -Identity http://SharePointBackuptesting/sites/AMOL2010 -Path
How to take the backup of the subsite
By using Central Administration
§ Open the central administration
§ Backup and restore
§ Granular backup
§ Export a site or list
§ Select the appropriate web application, site collection and subsite
§ Provide the filename
§ Select Export Security (If you want to include permissions)
§ Export Versions (by default ‘All Versions’ selected)
§ Start backup
§ You will be redirected to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx
§ It will take some time to complete the backup depending on the size of the site collection
§ As soon as the backup completed then the status will change to ‘Operation Succeeded’
§ That’s it and you are done... check the file location and you will see the backup file that you have specified in the above mentioned steps.
By using STSADM command
stsadm.exe -o export -URL -filename
By using Powershell command
Export-SPWeb -Identity -Path -IncludeUserSecurity
How to take the backup of the List/Document Library
By using Central Administration
· Open the central administration
· Backup and restore
· Granular backup
· Export a site or list
· Select the appropriate web application, site collection and List/Document Library.
· Provide the filename
· Select Export Security (If you want to include permissions)
· Export Versions (by default ‘All Versions’ selected)
· Start backup
· You will be redirected to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx
· It will take some time to complete the backup depending on the size of the site collection
· As soon as the backup completed then the status will change to ‘Operation Succeeded’
· That’s it and you are done... check the file location and you will see the backup file that you have specified in the above mentioned steps.
By using Powershell command
Export-SPWeb –Identity -Path -ItemURL “Lists/Tasks” –includeusersecurity