In this chapter you learned that:
Rule #1: What you back up is what you can restore.
Rule #2: Make sure that all of SharePoint's databases are backed up.
Rule #3: Make sure to back up the file system and the IIS Metabase on the front-end servers.
Rule #4: You can only copy the latest version of a document, not its complete version history.
Rule #5: A template for a list or library can only contain up to 500 MB of content.
Rule #6: Use Excel for moving or copying lists greater than 500 MB.
Rule #7: Using the Recycle Bin any item, including previous version, can be restored.
SharePoint's new Recycle Bin will also restore complete lists or libraries within the configured time limits.
STSADM can back up and restore single sites, site collections, and complete SharePoint farms.
STSADM is a full-fidelity backup tool. All settings, including users and rights will be restored.
Use stsadmwin 2007 for a graphical user interface for STSADM.
SMIGRATE has been replaced by the new STSADM operations "export" and "import."
The backup procedure in SharePoint Central Administration will back up the complete MOSS farm, including all WSS team sites.
Running STSADM –Domain performs the same type of backup process as in Central Administration.
The backup procedure in SharePoint Central Administration performs a full-fidelity backup. It will restore every content database in the SQL database and all index files, plus truncate the SQL Server transaction log files.
The backup procedure in SharePoint Central ...