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  Asked By: Cale    Date: Mar 25    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 867

Somebody told me that there is a command I can found and run in the
server to backup the Share Point Databases. Doy you know which command line
is? Or do you have any idea for backing up the information?

I have the Veritas Backup Exec Software with the MS Share Point
Agent and the backing up files in use option, but in the logs display that
some files are in use and skipped (not backed up). Maybe I´m doing something
wrong. If you know something about that, please tell me.



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kartik Athani     Answered On: Mar 25

That one is actually in the FAQ :)

Check www.sharepointserver.com/faq.html

Answer #2    Answered By: Ira Knox     Answered On: Mar 25

Thanks... I´ll read the information.

Answer #3    Answered By: Divyesh Hurkadli     Answered On: Mar 25

go to c:\program files\sharepoint portal server\bin or wherever SPS is

in a command  prompt window
wscript msdmback.vbs /b <path for the backup  file>

Answer #4    Answered By: Darryl Nguyen     Answered On: Mar 25

In the Sharepoint help it says, "... nor can you back up individual
workspaces or documents."
Does this mean the portal I build does not get backed up? Only the
server? If the server crashes I have to start from scratch to rebuild
the portal?

Answer #5    Answered By: Tom Pruitt     Answered On: Mar 25

No, it means that you can only backup  all the workspaces, document and
everything at once. If you need to restore a specific document, you will
need to restore the entire workspace and extract the document.

Everything in the workspace is being backup and can be restored, this
included dashboard, users, document, files  and others.

Answer #6    Answered By: Sammie Lancaster     Answered On: Mar 25

How would I go about adding a switch in my backup  line so that I
do not get the message box come up which prompts me to hit OK, when trying
to run  a backup?

Answer #7    Answered By: Aron Kirk     Answered On: Mar 25

This is from memory but you would add the //B switch that suppresses the pop
ups, but it also suppresses the error pop ups.

Answer #8    Answered By: Hailey Clark     Answered On: Mar 25

I have have scheduled every night, using the Win2000 task scheduler, the
backup of my Sharepoint server with this command  line in a .Bat File

c:\winnt\system32\cscript "c:\Archivos de Programa\sharepoint portal
server\bin\msdmback.vbs" /b c:\contenidos\backup.bak"

Answer #9    Answered By: Nisarg Shahane     Answered On: Mar 25


echo off
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (set date2=%%a-%%b-%%c)
for /f "tokens=1-2 delims=:. " %%a in ('time /t') do (set time2=%%au%%b)

cd backup
ren *.bak *.001

cscript "\\prove1dis1\d$\program files\sharepoint portal
server\bin\msdmback.vbs" /b

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