Use alternative methods to back up and restore content (Search Server 2008)
Updated: July 24, 2008
Applies To: Microsoft Search Server 2008
Unless otherwise noted, the information in this article applies to both Microsoft Search Server 2008 and Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express.
Site protection and recovery refers to using tools to back up, version, and recover a site from accidental deletion or data corruption. Directly recovering a deleted site is not a feature that is available in Microsoft Search Server 2008. However, you can protect and recover sites by using the Stsadm export and import operations or tools such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.
Use alternative content protection methods
You can back up and restore specific data related to SharePoint Products and Technologies by using the following mechanisms:
Web site delete event
For information about capturing and restoring content by using the Web site delete event, see Capture and restore content by using the Web site delete event (Search Server 2008).
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
For information about using Office SharePoint Designer 2007 to back up and restore content, see Capture and restore content by using SharePoint Designer (Search Server 2008).
Stsadm command-line tool
For information about using Stsadm operations to archive sites, see Archive and retrieve content by using Stsadm import and export operations (Search Server 2008).
For information about using database snapshots to archive sites, see Archive site versions by using database snapshots (Search Server 2008).