Backing up a SharePoint 2010 farm

here are a lot of good scripts out there to use for backing up your SharePoint.  This one is one of my favorites:

http://spfarmbackup.codeplex.com/

Just download it, unzip it, create a folder to store your backups, share that folder complete the Params.xml and you’re about ready to go!

Read this detailed instruction guide written by the scripts author for step-by-step instructions:  http://www.darrenmarsden.com/file.axd?file=2013%2f1%2fPreparing+for+%26+Configuring+the+SharePoint+Farm+Backup+Script.pdf

Here is another, and probably the best script for backing up your SharePoint Farm.  It is written by John Ferringer, a SharePoint Guru – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/9b99c435-8831-4c9e-a70b-1f13158ef22a

If the Ferringer solution or the codeplex solution above seems a bit to daunting, you can copy and paste the powerhsell from this blog: http://bradcote.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/powershell-script-to-backup-site-collections/ into a .ps1 file and then set it up to run as a scheduled task using credentials that have Shell admin access and full control over the shared network location where the backups will be stored.

You’ll need to share a folder for the script to write into.  Here is the powershell script from bradcote with a few additional notes

 

 

This blog has another script that you can use, also an easier to use version:

http://www.mysharepointadventures.com/2012/05/powershell-script-to-backup-farm-configuration-and-service-applications/

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Microsoft TechNet – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428316.aspx – Backing up a Farm in SharePoint 2013

Petri blog – backup and restore advice – Good Read http://www.petri.co.il/how-to-backup-restore-sharepoint-2013.htm

John Ferringer on backups – http://mycentraladmin.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/use-powershell-to-back-up-your-sharepoint-farm/

Microsoft’s scripting guy defers to John Ferringer – http://blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2011/06/22/use-powershell-to-back-up-your-sharepoint-farm.aspx – same here

Cheers,
Stacy

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