Backup Using SharePoint
“Everything flows, nothing stands still.”
—Heraclitus, Quoted by Plato in Cratylus
Using the built-in SharePoint backup tools will produce the most complete picture of your SharePoint environment. The most important parts are the content databases, and they are preserved this way. Every SharePoint farm is unique because so many parts are only part of that farm. For example, the server names and IP addresses are unique in your domain, and the content is unique. Recreating a farm is in a real sense impossible; you are actually creating a new farm very like it. The main part of the SharePoint farm you will want to back up is the configuration database. It’s shown as an option in the SharePoint backup page. The diagram in ...