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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Restoring from a backup in Central Administration

In the last recipe, we saw how to back up the complete SharePoint 2010 farm in Central Administration.

In the event of a failure, that backup must be used to restore the farm. Another reason for a restore may be new hardware installation.

This recipe shows how to do a restore.

Getting ready

You must have administrator privileges on the SharePoint farm. A backup must have been run prior to doing this recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Central Administration screen and click Backup and Restore.
  2. The first section is Farm Backup and Restore. Under it, click Restore from a backup.
  3. The following page is displayed:

    Select the backup you wish to restore.

  4. A hierarchical listing of backup assets will be presented ...

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