Backup and Restore in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell

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In this post we will discuss how to take backup and restore using PowerShell in SharePoint 2010. Also you can check out my previous posts on:

– AllowUnsafeUpdates in SharePoint 2010

– PowerShell commands for SharePoint database

– Change default SearchResultPageURL in Search SharePoint 2010

Let see how to take an Backup/Restore of SharePoint Site Collection

Go to Start->All Program-> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products->open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell

Backup a Site collection with PowerShell command:

Backup-SPSite -Identity http://myserver -Path “c:\backup\file.bak”

Restore a Site Collection with PowerShell command:

To restore site collection you’ll use the following command. Use –Force if you want to overwrite the existing site collection

Restore-SPSite -Identity http://myserver -Path “c:\backup\file.bak”

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