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  Asked By: Naman    Date: Mar 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 791

I've installed only WSS on my server. I have a URL that takes me right to the
site. When I try to use stsadm.exe to backup the site, it won't allow me. Is it
because it's looking for the following URL: http://servername/sites/xxxx? My URL
is not like that, it's just http:///www.abc.com. What am I doing wrong or should
I be using something else to backup my site?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Debbie Snow     Answered On: Mar 04

stsadm will use whatever URL you provide, as long as it points to the top level
of the site  collection.

Answer #2    Answered By: Adalberto Merrill     Answered On: Mar 04

Does it matter if the site  is the top level site? I tried everything, the URL,
the IP address and the NetBIOS name of the server  and no luck. I can use any of
these to access the site in IE with no problem.

Answer #3    Answered By: Lynsey Carver     Answered On: Mar 04

It needs to be the top level site  of the site collection, yes. stsadm  can only
backup site collections, not individual sites or subsites.

Answer #4    Answered By: Richard Allen     Answered On: Mar 04

stsadm CAN backup  individual sites to a .bak or .dat file.
I've also backed up subsites using smigrate tool.

stsadm -o backup -url "http:/xxxx.sss.com" -filename C:\filename.bak

Answer #5    Answered By: Ian Davis     Answered On: Mar 04

I use the netbios name. http://servername/....

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