Backup and recovery cmdlets in SharePoint 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013 Standard, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Foundation 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Summary: Lists Windows PowerShell cmdlets that help you complete backup and recovery operation in SharePoint 2013.
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 SharePoint 2013, you can use Windows PowerShell functionality to perform a backup or restore process for the following items:
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Index of Windows PowerShell cmdlets for SharePoint 2013 includes a complete list of all cmdlets in SharePoint 2013.
Performs a farm-level configuration-only backup.
Creates a backup of an individual database, Web application, or the entire farm.
Restores one or more items from a backup.
Performs a backup of a site collection.
Restores a site collection.
Returns a history of backup and restore operations.