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Settings and features backed up from a farm configuration (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

 

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-09-01

This article describes the settings and features that are included in a backup of a server farm configuration. For more information about how to back up a farm configuration, see Back up a farm configuration (SharePoint Foundation 2010).

The following table lists the settings and features that are included in a backup of the configuration of a server farm, and the pages on the SharePoint Central Administration Web site where you can access these settings and features.

 

Setting or feature Description

Managed account password settings

_Admin/PasswordSettings.aspx

Outgoing e-mail settings

_Admin/globalemailconfig.aspx

noteNote
Outgoing e-mail settings are restored only when content and settings are restored to their original locations on the same farm they were backed up from.
  • When you use Central Administration to restore a farm, on the Restore from Backup — Step 2 of 3: Select Restore Options page, in the Restore Options section, select the Type of Restore option, and use the Same configuration setting.

  • When you use the Windows PowerShell Restore-SPFarm cmdlet to restore a farm, use the RestoreMethod parameter to specify overwrite.

noteNote
Outgoing e-mail settings are restored only when content and settings are restored to their original server location in the same farm. If you are restoring the configuration and content to a different farm, you are prompted to specify new configuration settings.

Solutions deployed to the farm (trusted solutions)

_Admin/Solutions.aspx

Solutions that are deployed to the farm.

InfoPath Forms Services

_Admin/IpfsConfig.aspx

The list of user agents that are added to a farm.

Web application service

Settings that are shared by all content Web applications.

  • Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) account creation mode settings

  • Antivirus settings _Admin/AVAdmin.aspx

  • Quota templates _Admin/ManageQuotaTemplate.aspx

  • Information Rights Management (IRM) settings _Admin/IrmAdmin.aspx

  • Managed paths for host-named site collections

Sandboxed solutions service

Solution restrictions and load balancing settings.

Diagnostic logging settings

_Admin/Metrics.aspx

All diagnostic logging settings are backed up except the trace log location.

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