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Backup and recovery cmdlets (SharePoint Foundation 2010)

 

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-09-17

A backup is a copy of data that is used to restore and recover that data after a system failure. Maintaining backups of data is useful for routine purposes, such as copying a database from one server to another, setting up database mirroring, archiving for governmental purposes, and disaster recovery.

In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, you can use Windows PowerShell functionality to perform a backup or restore process for the following items:

  • Farm

  • Site collection

  • Configuration database

  • Services

  • List or document

 

Cmdlet name Description

Backup-SPConfigurationDatabase

Performs a farm-level configuration-only backup.

Backup-SPFarm

Creates a backup of an individual database, Web application, or the entire farm.

Restore-SPFarm

Restores one or more items from a backup.

Backup-SPSite

Performs a backup of a site collection.

Restore-SPSite

Restores a site collection.

Get-SPBackupHistory

Returns a history of backup and restore operations.

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