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  Asked By: Marla    Date: Feb 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 843

Does anyone know how to backup a site in WSS.

I tried using smigrate.exe but i cannot restore it. The document in
the doc library are archived but when i restore it, the documents
are not restored or it did not restore at all.

Here is what i have been doing so far.
1 first i create a sample site
2 upload a document in the doc. library to test if it can be archived
3 then i run smigrate from cmd
4 delete the sample site
5 create a new site of the same name as the one i deleted
6 then run restore using smigrate
after that the document which are supposed to be in the backup are
not restored in the site.

any help?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tori Oconnor     Answered On: Feb 15

I use frontpage 2003 to do this all the time.
Here is a link to an article from Microsoft Knowledge Base to step you

Answer #2    Answered By: Kristan Benjamin     Answered On: Feb 15

You need to use

stsadm -o backup  -url <yoururl> -filename <filename>

to restore
stsadm -o restore  -url <yoururl> -filename <filename>

Alternatively, you can use Frontpage 2003 to do the same

Answer #3    Answered By: Vivian Mcguire     Answered On: Feb 15

Note that there is a 10MB size limit for stsadm and smigrate. See also:

FAQ - My packaging of a large WSS site  in FP 2003...:

FAQ - What is the maximum size for a site template...:

FAQ - What is the maximum size for a list template...:

Answer #4    Answered By: Augustine Snider     Answered On: Feb 15

I don't know where you found this limit. I just use stsadm to
backup/restore a site  which was 590Mb

There may be a limit with Frontpage but now with stsadm

Answer #5    Answered By: Genevieve Sherman     Answered On: Feb 15

The 125 mb limit in FP, is that everything? Sql Database and all?

Answer #6    Answered By: Sameera Shettar     Answered On: Feb 15

well goto SQL server and opened the sitename_site database in the doc  table
change the dirname which has changed..
and then works moreover the same can be done using
goto site  Adminstration>> Import site(not sure about the name) and pass the file
name in the textbox with path. It will do the whole thing for u.

With sMigrate u have the issue of not getting the document  migrated.Yess one
more thing can be done that is manually uploading the fiel using FP
I did this couple of times.

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