Backup a SharePoint Site Collection (and restore it)

The following assumes you have a Host Named Site Collection.

Backup:

 

Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607901(v=office.15).aspx

Notice nothing special needs to be done in regards to the host named site collection when performing the backup.

Restore:

 

 

Notice how the actual web application is referenced, this is key

Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607788(v=office.15).aspx

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