Why stsadmin makes a new folder with -overwrite RRS feed

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  • I use stsadmin to get a full farm back up from MOSS 2007 sp2, and I do have it scheduled with windows schedule task.

    Eventhough I have -overwrire on my command, but it creats a new folder every singel time that it runs (every night).

    Here is the command

    stsadm -o backup -directory \\servername\backupfolder -backupmethod full -overwrite -quiet

    Please let me know how I can over write the backup files on the old one.



    • Moved by Alexander.Burton Saturday, November 27, 2010 5:25 AM SharePoint stsadm question (From:Project Server - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation)
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:05 PM


  • Hi,

    The “overwrite” parameter is not used for catastrophic backup, it is only used for site collection backup, so if you use “overwrite” in your backup, it will not overwrite the folder, and the spbr* folders are automatically created. For more information about Backup: Stsadm operation, please refer to: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287967(office.12).aspx


    Hope it helps.

    Xue-Mei Chang
    • Marked as answer by B.D Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:53 AM
    Monday, November 29, 2010 2:33 AM

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