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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Back Up and Restore the IIS Metabase

Metabase backup files are copies of the metabase configuration file (MetaBase.xml) and the matching metabase schema file (MBSchema.xml). The metabase can be restored from the backup files by using the metabase configuration backup and restore feature. You can create backup files by using IIS Manager or the command-line script iisback.vbs, which is stored in systemroot\System32.

The administrator can create a portable backup by providing a password that is used by IIS to encrypt the secure metabase properties in the backup files. Encrypting the secure properties in this way allows the backup files to be restored to another computer by using the password. Once a backup is created, the password within the backup ...

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