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Back up a Project Server 2007 farm by using built-in tools

Updated: November 20, 2008

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-11-18

There are two methods you can use to back up data for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 by using SharePoint Products and Technologies:

  • You can use the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to back up Office Project Server 2007. This tool allows you to perform backups from the user interface. When you use this method, you can back up the server farm, Web applications, and any or all of the content databases in your server farm. You can use the Stsadm command-line tool to view backup and recovery history and to view backup and recovery job status.

  • You can use the Stsadm command-line tool to back up the server farm, Web applications, and any or all of the content databases in your server farm. You can use Stsadm to view backup and recovery history and to view backup and recovery job status. This method of backing up and restoring data does not require SQL Server 2000 tools or SQL Server 2005 tools. However, you must still be an administrator on a server computer that has Office Project Server 2007 installed or one of the server products in the 2007 Office system release in order to perform this method of backing up and restoring.

To back up your farm, you can perform either of the following two procedures:

NoteNote:
The SharePoint Central Administration Web site cannot automate backups. Backup automation using the Stsadm command-line tool requires a custom batch file and use of the Task Scheduler in Microsoft Windows.

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