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Restoring a deleted site?

  Asked By: Prince    Date: Jul 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2086

I have a site that was accidentally deleted. I can't find the site in
the recycle bins. Do deleted sites show up in the recycle bins and I
am missing them or are sites not recycled? Is there another secret
store that I am missing?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Chandrabhan Konwar     Answered On: Jul 27

Sites do not go to the recycle  bin - you'll have to restore from backup
(you do use backup, right?).

Answer #2    Answered By: Tina Owens     Answered On: Jul 27

Backup who needs backups. hahaha. It is for a client and the site  was
deleted before the latest backup file we have. That is what I was
afraid of.

Answer #3    Answered By: Tiana Whitaker     Answered On: Jul 27

You may find  some content scattered across desktops.

IE cache.

SharePoint Drafts folders.

Saved local copies.

Great time for increased budget submission for backup software/hardware.

Answer #4    Answered By: Alice Chandler     Answered On: Jul 27

Sorry to state the obvious, but you are looking at the backups for SQL
Server, not your SharePoint Server, right? I say this because there are so
many system administrators out there who are assigned to manage systems
without the benefit of training, documentation, etc.

Answer #5    Answered By: Lynette Sawyer     Answered On: Jul 27

That statement ignores the fact that a database backup is insufficient
to actually cover the entire SharePoint installation. In this case,
it may be a valid statement since most of that site  is probably
contained in SharePoint's database, but a best-practice backup
procedure includes SharePoint's native backup facilities. Not picking
on you, just clarifying.

Answer #6    Answered By: Shelton Dickson     Answered On: Jul 27

You're absolutely right, and it's good of you to point that out, for the
same reasons that I stated. My assumption was that the SharePoint Server
files were intact, and it was just the one site  that had been deleted. Of
course, if any modification had been done to the site definition or any of
the other core files, then the SharePoint Server would need to be restored
as well.

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