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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Chapter 10. Backup and Restore

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Recycle Bin settings in Central Administration
  • Performing a site collection backup
  • Exporting sites
  • Importing sites
  • Recovering data from an unattached content database
  • Backing up a farm (multiple threads) in Central Administration
  • Restoring from a backup in Central Administration

Introduction

Backup and restore are critical components when working with SharePoint. This is the information age, and for a company, its data is one of its valued assets. Hence, performing a daily backup of the SharePoint 2010 farm is good practice.

There are several environmental conditions in which a restore may be necessary:

  • Disaster Recovery (DR): This is the extreme case, but we cannot anticipate when natural disasters ...

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