Backing Up and Restoring SharePoint Server 2007

There are several methods of backing up and restoring SharePoint Server 2007 content, and you should use a combination of these methods as needed for complete protection. You should test each of these in your environment and see what combination works best for you. Table 30-1 provides an overview of the methods available and their advantages and disadvantages.

Table 30-1. Disaster Recovery Methods for SharePoint Server 2007


Ease of use

Operates on



Document library feature

  • Documents

  • Lists

  • Web pages

Native functionality.

Recycle Bin

Easy end-user interface

  • Lists

  • List items

  • Document libraries

  • Documents

Not for disaster recovery.


Requires script

  • Site collections

  • Sites

Best for restoring sites. ...

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