Backup and Restore

Backup and restoration of user data and system configuration is an intricate part of disaster recovery planning. After all, the user data is most precious and typically tantamount to the running of the organization business. SharePoint 2010 includes a number of backup and restoration methods, from complete farm backup/restore to granular backup/restore, such as site import and export or site collection backup. In this section, we shall visit each method and discuss the specific benefits and shortcomings of each, enabling you as the SharePoint administrator to make effective decisions in your disaster recovery plan.

As a general rule of thumb, I recommend that you employ various backup methods to ensure that you are able to ...

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