Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Taking site backup in MOSS 2007 using stsadm

Taking complete site backup in MOSS 2007 using stsadm command on cmd:

1) First go to the path using command prompt:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN

2) Fire the command:
stsadm -o backup -url http://sharepoint:8888 -filename c:/filename.dat

1) This backup only contains Sharepoint related stuff (i.e Config DB, Content DB, Sharepoint Site Pages)
2) If there are any custom pages that are available outside sharepoint, then those pages needs to be incorporated manually.
3) Also if there are some databases(like aspnetdb or custom DB) other than the sharepoint related databases then those databases needs to be restored separately.