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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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14.9. Summary

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  • SMIGRATE has been replaced by the new STSADM operations "export" and "import."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 ...

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