Content Backup Using Templates

Another way in which SharePoint is putting content retention in the hands of users, albeit as an indirect benefit, is in the use of the SharePoint template process. Templates in SharePoint Server 2010 are intended to allow you to reuse content by making a copy of a list or site, including its content, and allowing you to make a new list or site in a new location with that same content. This functionality can also be used to make a quick backup of a list or site at any time by any user who has only site owner rights. So if a site owner desires an extra level of security, this can be achieved without the intervention of the farm-level administration staff. This can be useful if an instant snapshot is required.

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