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Best practice for taking Site collection Backup with more than 100GB RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have site collection data is more than 100 GB. Can anyone please suggest me the best practice to take backup?

    Thanks in advance....

    Regards,

    Saya

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 9:38 AM

Answers

  • Not necessarily a Best Practice, but the only supported method of backing up sites larger then 100 GB is to backup your entire Content Database. Third party-tooling may exist to support larger boundaries, but this is what TechNet says:

    "SharePoint site collection backup and restore is only supported for a maximum site collection size of 100 GB. For larger site collections, the complete content database must be backed up. If multiple site collections larger than 100 GB are contained in a single content database, backup and restore operations can take a long time and are at risk of failure."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#SiteCollection

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:02 AM

All replies

  • Not necessarily a Best Practice, but the only supported method of backing up sites larger then 100 GB is to backup your entire Content Database. Third party-tooling may exist to support larger boundaries, but this is what TechNet says:

    "SharePoint site collection backup and restore is only supported for a maximum site collection size of 100 GB. For larger site collections, the complete content database must be backed up. If multiple site collections larger than 100 GB are contained in a single content database, backup and restore operations can take a long time and are at risk of failure."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#SiteCollection

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:02 AM
  • Hi

    i think Using powershell script we can do..

    Add this command in powershell

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

    Web application backup & restore
    ---------------------------------------------
    Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\WebAppBackup\Development  -BackupMethod Full -Item "Web application name"

    Site Collection backup & restore
    ------------------------------------------
    Backup-SPSite http://1632/sites/TestSite  -Path C:\Backup\TestSite1.bak

    Restore-SPSite http://1632/sites/TestSite2  -Path C:\Backup\TestSite1.bak -Force

    Regards

    manikandan

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:09 AM