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Backup WSS3.0 over FTP

  Asked By: Johnpaul    Date: Dec 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1300

I am considering a hosted WSS3.0 solution, I am worried about getting
a copy of my backups that are done.
Does anyone know of a way to backup WSS3.0 over the web? Either by
FTP or some other method?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Joanne Greer     Answered On: Dec 23

You have two options as I see it. You can use tools like Explorer View (which
uses WebDAV) and exporting lists to Access to back your data up, or you can use
SharePoint Designer to make backups. You cannot access WSS with FTP.

Answer #2    Answered By: Cathy Cameron     Answered On: Dec 23

Do you know what the ISP is using to back up your system? If the ISP is
backing up to disk, then you could possibly FTP the backup  file(s) to your
location, if you can get them to set up the right permissions, etc.
Obviously, you'll need a way to recover the files once you do this.

If they are backing up to tape, then you'll need to run your own backups  in
addition to theirs. In this case, you could create a share on the server,
back up to that, and then copy  the backup file(s) to a host at your

Alternately, if you have NetBackup or some other Enterprise level package,
you might back up the server directly across the WAN, depending on the
bandwidth and latency to your site. I don't have any experience with this,
but have read that lots of companies do this for their employees laptops,

Answer #3    Answered By: Kerri Steele     Answered On: Dec 23

This worked like a charm, it connected fine and i am running a test
of the backups  tonight to see how it goes, thanks again.

Answer #4    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Dec 23

I am assuming that since this is a hosted  account, you don't have
direct access to the server command line. In this case, your best
option for back up is sharepoint designer. But, this only works if the
site is less than 50 MB in size! If it's more than that, sharepoint
designer will not back up the site - it's a known bug that will NOT be
fixed in service pack 1. So unless your hosting provider gives you
another method  to back up your site, then, as far as I know you're out
of luck if it's greater than 50 MB. Less than 50 MB, use sharepoint

Maybe someone else on this list has other ideas.

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