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Backup (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

SharePoint 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

The articles in this section are written to meet the requirements of information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the planning, design, deployment, and operations of backup and recovery solutions. These solutions might be in enterprise, corporate, or branch office environments. The IT professionals who are responsible for backup and recovery solutions are expected to have an understanding of the technical details that are contained in this section.

A backup is a copy of data that is used to restore and recover that data after a system failure. Backups allow you to restore data after a failure. If you make the appropriate backups, you can recover from many system failures, including the following:

  • Media failure

  • User errors (such as deleting a file by mistake)

  • Hardware failures (such as a damaged hard disk or permanent loss of a server)

  • Natural disasters

Additionally, it is useful to keep backups of data for routine purposes. Those purposes include copying a database from one server to another, setting up database mirroring, and archiving to comply with regulatory requirements.

Back up all or part of a farm

The following tasks for backup and recovery are performed on the entire farm, farm databases, sites, subsites, or files:

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