Backing up SharePoint 2010 IIS Web Server configuration is such an important administrative task that every SharePoint administrator should know the steps. Additionally it's a part of your disaster recovery plan that you need to document carefully
SharePoint 2010 is running on IIS 7. Web Server with a good deal of configuration information and settings of Application pools, Web applications that are indispensable to the life of your SharePoint environment and SharePoint administrator. Therefore,
backing up SharePoint 2010 IIS Web Server configuration is such an important administrative task that every SharePoint administrator should know the steps. Additionally, it's a part of your disaster recovery plan that you need to document carefully.
In this post, I will use PowerShell, which is a useful tool for Windows Server administrator, to backup IIS Web server configuration.
Above all, the one thing you have to do is to add IIS PowerShell snapin into SharePoint Server through
this post. However, you can import the module WebAdministration that is supported for IIS PowerShell Administrative tasks. In case you do not know modules, you can use the following command:
Suppose you do not know how to import modules. You can use Get-Help, which is the powerful cmdlet in Windows PowerShell. Type the following command:
In the list, you can learn how to import a module by using Import-Module cmdlet. If you do not fully know how to use Import-Module cmdlet, you can use the following command:
Get-Help Import-Module -example
After learning by above command, you will use the following command in order to import module.
Suppose again you do not know any commands of the WebAdministration module, you can employ Get-Command cmdlet, which is introduced in the previous post to list all commands of WebAdministration.
Get-Command -PSSnapin WebAdministration
You continue to employ the Get-Help cmdlet by using the following command:
Get-Help Backup-WebConfiguration -example
You now know how to backup IIS Web Configuration through PowerShell by the following command:
Backup-WebConfiguration -Name SharePoint_IIS_Backup
You need to check the result by navigating the following path:
In order to restore your backup file, you can use the following command:
Restore-WebConfiguration -Name SharePoint_IIS_Backup