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MOSS:Back up and Restore Site Collection / Sites Using STSADM Utility Export / Import

STSADM.EXE utility export and import operations are used to backup and restore site collections and sites. These operations are limited to site collections and sites only.  

STSADM.EXE is usually located at “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN”. No GUI interface for the STSADM utility is available. The old and trusted command line is used for the utility. 

The backup contains library content, list content, navigation, user information, security settings, personalize settings like views and content types and customization but does not contain alerts, workflows and properties.  

BACKUP 

For backup, we use export operation which has the following syntax: 

stsadm -o export 

-url <URL name>

-filename <export file name>

[-overwrite]

[-includeusersecurity]

[-haltonwarning]

[-haltonfatalerror]

[-nologfile]

[-versions] <1-4>

[-cabsize] <integer value>

[-nofilecompression]

[-quiet] 

Parameter Description
url URL of the site collection / site
filename Name of the backup file
overwrite Overwrite the already existed backup file
includeusersecurity Maintain the security settings
haltonwarning Stop the export operation when a warning occur
haltonfatalerror Stop the export operation when an error occur
nologfile No log file will be generated at the end of the export operation.
versions Values ranges from 1 to 41-          Default value, last major versions of the files and list items included.2-          The current version, either the major or the last minor version included.3-           Last major and last minor version of the files and list items included.4-          All versions of the files and list items included.
cabsize Value ranges from 1 to 1024. set the total size of cabinet file. Once  size limit is reached, another cabinet file is created.
nofilecompression Disable file compression. If compression is allowed, export operation can increase by 30%
quiet Export operation information will not be displayed and operation will end with success message.

The command that I use to run is  

stsadm –o export –url htpp://URL –filename E:\backup\test.cab –includeusersecurity –versions 4 –cabsize 1024 –nofilecompression  

This command will create a directory test.cab. 

RESTORE 

First you have to create an empty website to restore. This can be done using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007.

For this, open Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and move from File menu to New and click on Web Site. In the New Dialog box, select Web Site tab, then select General and then Empty Web Site. Give the desired URL  in the text box at the bottom of the dialog box and click OK. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 will create a new empty web site.  

To restore, we use import operation which has the following syntax: 

stsadm -o import

-url <URL name>

-filename <import file name>

[-includeusersecurity]

[-haltonwarning]

[-haltonfatalerror]

[-nologfile]

[-updateversions] <1-3>

[-nofilecompression]

[-quiet] 

Parameter Description
url URL of the site
filename Name of the restore file
includeusersecurity Maintain the security settings
haltonwarning Stop the export operation when a warning occur
haltonfatalerror Stop the export operation when an error occur
nologfile No log file will be generated at the end of the export operation.
updatversions Values ranges from 1 to 31       Default value, will add new version to the current file.2        Overwrite the file and all of its versions.3       Ignore the file if it exists of the destination.
nofilecompression Either enables or disables file compression in the import package. The import package is stored in the folder specified by the -filename parameter. It is recommended to use this parameter for performance reasons. If compression is enabled, it can increase the import process by approximately 30%.
quiet Export operation information will not be displayed and operation will end with success message.

The command that I use to run is  

stsadm –o import –url htpp://URL –filename E:\backup\test.cab –includeusersecurity –updateversions 3  –nofilecompression  

Exception: 

Error occurred while exporting the web http://site URL

Access is denied.(Eception from RESULT:0x8007005(E_ACCESSDENIED)) 

Reason: 

You are not the administrator of the site collection. 

Resolution: 

Add yourself as site administrator. For this, open SharePoint Central Administration. Move from “Application Management” to “Site collection administrators” under  “SharePoint Site Management”. Add yourself as administrator in the appropriate site collection. 

 

http://office.microsoft.com/download/afile.aspx?AssetID=AM102424831033

 

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/1178aa35-20b1-45b0-bcb6-4249aa34ea481033.mspx?mfr=true

 

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/65788bb9-0345-42c8-a216-e99e558b173d1033.mspx?mfr=true

 

 

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MOSS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Restore Web Sites Error (Exportsettings.xml)

Exception:

error occured while importing the web http://SiteURL 

Could not find the file ‘C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\f611fafc-73d8-4b48-bc1e-f9ef6d7cb991\Exportsettings.xml’  

Reason: 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 failed to create a valid Content Migration Package (.cmp) for site having size greater than 25MB. Although, you will have a success message for backup but when you try to restore it, you will face the error of “Exportsettings.xml” file. The backup Content Migration Package (.cmp) can’t be restored. 

A typical “Exportsettings.xml” file has the following contents:  

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>

<ExportSettings xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance xmlns:xsd=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema SiteUrl=”http://ServerName/ FileLocation=”PathOfTheBackupFile BaseFileName=”” IncludeSecurity=”None IncludeVersions=”All ExportPublicSchema=”true ExportMethod=”ExportAll ExcludeDependencies=”true xmlns=”urn:deployment-exportsettings-schema“>

<ExportObjects> 

<DeploymentObject Id=”729ad10a-1ebf-48c1-bc95-ab2ffb7f5663 Type=”Web ParentId=”00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Url=”/URLOfTheSite ExcludeChildren=”false IncludeDescendants=”All” />  

</ExportObjects> 

</ExportSettings> 

The problem is that when “Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007” tries to backup the site, WSS fail to create a valid Content Migration Package (.cmp). When, “Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007” download first or some of the Content Migration Package (.cmp) files, other files are deleted. Thanks to the MOOS recycle bin, all the other (.cmp) files go straight to it. 

Resolution: 

The workaround for this problem requires “Microsoft Cabinet Software Development Kit”. Download Cabsdk.exe before proceeding. 

The first step is to take the backup of the site. (For details, follow the link). We name the Content Migration Package (.cmp) as “test.cmp”.Now when your try to restore the site using Content Migration Package (.cmp) “test.cmp”, you will face the error  

“error occured while importing the web http://SiteURL

Could not find the file ‘C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\f611fafc-73d8-4b48-bc1e-f9ef6d7cb991\Exportsettings.xml’ 

To restore the site, go to the Recycle bin of the site and there you will find the files with extension “.cmp”. Example name are like “D3F44E4819C24ED6AA9F7049E04AA431.cmp”, and “D3F44E4819C24ED6AA9F7049E04AA4311.cmp”, Restore these files from recycle bin. 

Now open / refresh the site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and you will see all the files at the root of the site. 

The next step is to publish these files on the local folder. Right click on the files and select “Publish Selected File..” as shown in the figure below: 

7-1.jpg

“Remote Web Site Properties” dialog box will appear, select “File System” option and “Browse” to the desired local directory as shown in the figure below:  

7-2.jpg 

Click “Ok” and files will be published at the desired directory. 

Now change the extension of the files from *.cmp to *.cab and unzip to the files to a directory, say,”testdir”. (say path C:\testdir) 

Run Console and move to the bin directory of the “Microsoft Cabinet Software Development Kit”. Run the command  cabarc n test-restore.cab C:\testdir\*.* A cab file with the name test-restore.cab will be created in the bin directory of “Microsoft Cabinet Software Development Kit”. Change the extension of the file from and “*.cab” to “.cmp” and use this file to restore the site. 

In case you may encounter an error, try adding the original back up file “test.cmp” into the “testdir” directory or adding all the files from the site recycle bin into the “testdir” directory.

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/288fecfb-53fb-4988-89d7-b7888f82bf961033.mspx?mfr=true

http://www.dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/mwherman2000/archive/2007/07/26/271409.aspx

http://support.sherweb.com/showfaq.php?idarticle=191&idcat=25

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MOSS: Back up and Restore Web Sites Using Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 is a good resource for backup and restore. It creates a content migration package (.cmp) for the web site.

The content migration package contains library content, list content, navigation, user information, security settings, personalize settings like views and content types and customization but content migration package does not contain alerts, workflows and properties.  

BACK UP WEB SITE

The first step is open the site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and move from Site menu to Administration and click on Back Web Site.  

Backup Web Site dialog box will appear which will ask to include all the sub sites in the backup, do as appropriate and click OK.  

File Save dialog box will appear, guide it to the desired location after entering the name of the .cmp file and hit OK.  

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 will take time to crate content migration package depending upon the size of the web site.  

RESTOR WEB SITE  

First we will create an empty web site for restoring. For this, open Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 and move from File menu to New and click on Web Site. 

In the New Dialog box, select Web Site tab, then select General and then Empty Web Site. Give the desired URL  in the text box at the bottom of the dialog box and click OK. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 will create a new empty web site.  

Now, move from Site menu to Administration and click on Restore Web Site. Browse to the desired  content migration package (.cmp file) and click OK.

This will start restoring the site and success message  will appear at the end of the process.  

Exception: 

Error occurred while exporting the web http://site URL.

Access is denied.(Eception from HRESULT:0x8007005(E_ACCESSDENIED)) 

Reason: 

You are not the administrator of the site collection. 

Resolution: 

Add yourself as site administrator. For this, open SharePoint Central Administration. Move from “Application Management” to “Site collection administrators” under  “SharePoint Site Management”. Add yourself as administrator in the appropriate site collection.

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Add pdf document icon to WSS

First of all, find an appropriate .gif icon for pdf document form internet and copy that image in the Images directory at the path “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\Template\Images” 

Now open Docicon.xml file found at the path “C:\ \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\60\Template\Xml” or at the path “C:\ Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml” 

Locate the tag <ByExtension> in the file Docicon.xml and the line <Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”NameOfTheImage.gif”/>.

Save and close the file. Restart IIS and icon will be added. You can test it by adding a pdf document in the document library. 

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms948139.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837849

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