Backup Process

After you clearly understand the requirements surrounding data accessibility, you can begin to assess how SharePoint Portal Server's backup features will best suit your environment, and develop your procedures accordingly.

The backup process is separate from that of the traditional Windows Backup Utility, and alone is not a viable solution. Although the utility will perform a backup, it does not back up all of the required data for your SharePoint Portal Server. When trying to restore your data with this utility, you will experience failure. Copying files or using the Windows Backup Utility through the Installable File System (IFS) is not supported. However, you can use IFS to view the contents of the read-only Microsoft Web Storage ...

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