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How to back up the contents of the Recycle bin in MOSS 2007? RRS feed

  • Question

  • There's a legal hold on documents contained within the entire farm, even if these were discarded, they cannot be deleted from the recycle bin for over 90 days or so.

    Is there a way to back up the contents of the recycle bin and file it away for later restore if needed?

    Thanks for your help!



    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, August 26, 2011 3:22 PM How to+ ?
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Answers

  • Technically, they are. 

    You probably (should!) have SQL backups running nightly that capture the content database. These may not be as 'liquid' as you'd like, but they still exist. And I assume you keep 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year increment backups.  (If not, you might need to have a serious talk with your NetOps staff.)

    Also, if you perform a full fidelity backup using something like DocAve, you can capture that way, too.  Which is a little more liquid than the SQL backups.

     


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 2, 2011 1:48 AM
    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:09 PM
  • Hi,

    You can do this in multiple ways.

    1. You can take STSADM backup of the site collection. This will take the items from recycle bin as well. You can use it later on to retrieve the items from recycle bin.

    2. You can go for content database backup as well. This will also help you in the same way.

    3. IN central admin under web application general settings you can configure the number of days to retain the items.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 2, 2011 1:48 AM
    Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:46 AM

All replies

  • Technically, they are. 

    You probably (should!) have SQL backups running nightly that capture the content database. These may not be as 'liquid' as you'd like, but they still exist. And I assume you keep 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year increment backups.  (If not, you might need to have a serious talk with your NetOps staff.)

    Also, if you perform a full fidelity backup using something like DocAve, you can capture that way, too.  Which is a little more liquid than the SQL backups.

     


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 2, 2011 1:48 AM
    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:09 PM
  • Hi,

    You can do this in multiple ways.

    1. You can take STSADM backup of the site collection. This will take the items from recycle bin as well. You can use it later on to retrieve the items from recycle bin.

    2. You can go for content database backup as well. This will also help you in the same way.

    3. IN central admin under web application general settings you can configure the number of days to retain the items.

    I hope this will help you out.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, September 2, 2011 1:48 AM
    Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:46 AM