I would like to do some backup/Delete/restore process on my WSS 3.0 SharePoint site collections. I would like to backup the entire SharePoint environment In case something happens. I am planning to backup the wwwroot directory which hosting my SharePoint web applications and the backend SQL server database. Is it enough for me to roll back my changes if certain operation failed? Thanks in advance, Peter
February 26th, 2010 12:21pm
Hi, There many ways to protect and recover Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 include: · Database snapshots · Backups by using: · Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 built-in tools · SQL Server tools · Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager The following articles discuss the principal objectives that users, site owners, and administrators of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 must accomplish to administer protection and recovery: - Back up and restore the farm (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)- Use alternative methods to back up and restore content (Windows SharePoint Server 3.0)- Troubleshooting backup and recovery (Windows SharePoint Services 3.0)the most important from my point of view is your Content DBeven in a disaster, you can install a new WSS 3.0 and bring your Site back to lifeBest Regards, Ammar MCT http://ahmed-ammar.blogspot.com Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
February 26th, 2010 12:29pm
There is also a very good specialist book. "SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Guide" http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1584505990/heme0f well worth buying even for use with WSS 3.0. FAQ sites: (SP 2010) http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com; (v3) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com and (WSS 2.0) http://wssv2faq.mindsharp.com Complete Book Lists (incl. foreign language) on each site.
February 26th, 2010 1:31pm