November 6, 2009

Backup and Restore site in MOSS 2007

It happens to everyone that you need to move the same Microsoft Office SharePoint (MOSS) site to new location. At this time you can use the inbuild commands to backup the site from existing location and restore it to somewhere else.

MOSS has a powerfull command "stsadm" using that you can do it easily.

To use stsadm commands, open the command prompt and navigate to

c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin

To Backup Site type the command

stsadm -o backup -url http://servername:portnumber/siteName -filename DestinationFolderPath/Backup Filename(c:\backupfilename)

This command will create a file to destination folder containing backup of the source site.

Once you have the backup file, that can be restored in MOSS by a single commands as below in sequence.
Steps to Restore Site
  • Create a web application and create a site with same site template using Central Administrator which you have backed up.
  • Type the command
stsadm -o restore -url http://servername:portnumber/siteName -filename backupfilepath(c:/backupfilename) -overwrite

This will restore the site to your defined location.

"Make sure you have full rights on the content database to take backup or restore site"

If you have any questions you can reach out our SharePoint Consulting team here.
By: Piyush

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