Recovering a SharePoint Site Collection
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
Use the procedure in this topic to recover a protected SharePoint site collection.
Procedure to recover a site collection
Create an empty site collection with the same name on the target farm.
Apply the same features and templates to the site collection that was used at the time of backup. If they do not match, SharePoint will raise an error to indicate that the site templates do not match, which causes the DPM site restoration to fail.
Recover the top-level site from the site collection. For more information about how to recover a SharePoint site, see Recovering a SharePoint Site.
Note If a content database contains only one site collection, you can chose to recover the database directly, and then attach it to the farm using the stsadm command.