Until now, this book has focused on disaster recovery and backup from the point of view of the business stakeholders and the infrastructure owners. A full farm backup will recover content databases, farm settings, solutions, and service applications. These solutions are only useful if the entire farm is lost; they don’t address recovery from a user’s perspective. Users sometimes only need to recover smaller parts of the farm, as their focus is just on their content. SharePoint provides options for recovering the following elements of interest to users:

  • List items
  • Documents
  • Lists
  • Libraries
  • Sites
  • Site collections

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