Back up a farm by using Central Administration (Office SharePoint Server 2007)

SharePoint 2007

Updated: July 24, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-07-18

This article guides you through the process of using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site to back up Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

You must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group to complete the following procedure.
Back up a farm by using Central Administration
  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, on the Operations page, in the Backup and Restore section, click Perform a Backup.

  2. On the Select Component to Backup page, select Farm, and then click Continue to Backup Options.

  3. On the Select Backup Options page:

    1. In the Backup Content section, ensure that Farm is displayed.

    2. In the Type of Backup section, select Full.

    3. In the Backup File Location section, type the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path to the backup folder.

  4. Click OK.

    You can view the backup job status on the Backup status page by clicking Refresh. The page also refreshes every 30 seconds automatically. Backup and recovery are Timer service jobs, so it may take few seconds for the backup to start.

    If you receive any errors, you can find more information by looking in the spbackup.log at the UNC path that you specified in step 3.