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Restore SharePoint to Another Server?

  Asked By: Josiah    Date: Apr 30    Category: MOSS    Views: 971

I want to take a complete backup of our Production SharePoint (2007)
site (and all subsites) and restore it to our staging server.

I know there are a few different backup/restore methods available in
SharePoint - which one should I use?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kristian Chaney     Answered On: Apr 30

Have you considered using the Content Deployment features? This should work
very nicely.

Answer #2    Answered By: Alicia Scott     Answered On: Apr 30

If you are looking to backup  the entire site collection then I recommend using
the stsadm utility. Your command line should look something like this:

stsadm.exe -o backup -url http://servername/site -filename

To restore:

stsadm.exe -o restore  -url http://servername/site -filename

If you only want to backup a site, then use:

stsadm.exe -o export -url http://servername/site -filename

To restore:

stsadm.exe -o import -url http://servername/site -filename

Answer #3    Answered By: Taylor Clark     Answered On: Apr 30

Speaking of subject lines, it looks like I messed that one up!
Please respond to this one to keep the thread in tact.

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