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  • How can i make Backup and restore single document library in MOSS 2007
    Jey
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 4:44 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    There is so many ways to do this: By default in MOSS 2007, there is no stsadm command tool to import / export the list / library

    1. You can use library template to migrate your library. But there is limit of metadata (as far as i remember 10 MB). If you have less than 10 MB data in your library then you can go to list settings-->save document library as template. Now download your template form site and upload to new site or server and create new library from this template.

    2. if you have lots of data in your library then i would prefer content deployment wizard. Download this tool from codeplex and migrate your library.

    http://spdeploymentwizard.codeplex.com/

    3. Using object model.

    Hope it could help


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Hemendra is correct,

    Although the linitation is max 20 MB. the finest granular backup that can be done in moss is on the site with stsadm export web.

    You do have other options though.

    1) You can create an empty Document lib elsewhere and move the files to the destination and then move them back. You do this by goig to Site actions --> Contnet and structure

    2) if you don't have metadata you care about. Simply set up a network path and copy them off and then copy them back. But as I said you loos the metadata if you do that.

     

    Hope this helps

     


    blog http://mairswartz.wordpress.com/
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:00 AM
  • I have used this tool and it works very well,

    http://blog.falchionconsulting.com/index.php/2007/09/importexportcopy-lists/

     


    Steve Thomas
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:47 AM
  • HI,

    There are many ways to do it.

    1. You can use the tool by codeplex as specified by other posts.

    2. If you want to restore it within the same site collection you can go for copying via manage content and structure.

    3. IF it is in other site collection you can follow some steps from this:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/site-copying-approaches-using-stsadm-commands-and-site-manager-in-sharepoint-2007.aspx

    I hope this will help you out.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    There is so many ways to do this: By default in MOSS 2007, there is no stsadm command tool to import / export the list / library

    1. You can use library template to migrate your library. But there is limit of metadata (as far as i remember 10 MB). If you have less than 10 MB data in your library then you can go to list settings-->save document library as template. Now download your template form site and upload to new site or server and create new library from this template.

    2. if you have lots of data in your library then i would prefer content deployment wizard. Download this tool from codeplex and migrate your library.

    http://spdeploymentwizard.codeplex.com/

    3. Using object model.

    Hope it could help


    Cheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:18 AM
    Moderator
  • Hemendra is correct,

    Although the linitation is max 20 MB. the finest granular backup that can be done in moss is on the site with stsadm export web.

    You do have other options though.

    1) You can create an empty Document lib elsewhere and move the files to the destination and then move them back. You do this by goig to Site actions --> Contnet and structure

    2) if you don't have metadata you care about. Simply set up a network path and copy them off and then copy them back. But as I said you loos the metadata if you do that.

     

    Hope this helps

     


    blog http://mairswartz.wordpress.com/
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:00 AM
  • Go to the source document library settings> save the doc lib as template with include contentn, and then reimport the template to the destination and create new doc lib using the new doc template .
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 PM
  • I have used this tool and it works very well,

    http://blog.falchionconsulting.com/index.php/2007/09/importexportcopy-lists/

     


    Steve Thomas
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:47 AM
  • HI,

    There are many ways to do it.

    1. You can use the tool by codeplex as specified by other posts.

    2. If you want to restore it within the same site collection you can go for copying via manage content and structure.

    3. IF it is in other site collection you can follow some steps from this:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/site-copying-approaches-using-stsadm-commands-and-site-manager-in-sharepoint-2007.aspx

    I hope this will help you out.


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:43 AM