SharePoint Site Backup and Restore using MicroSoft SharePoint Office designer 2007

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Do you want to move your SharePoint site to another server? If YES then you can do this with the help of MS SharePoint office designer 2007. You will have to perform three operations side by side to accomplish this task.

Backup SharePoint Site -> Create an empty designation site -> Restore SharePoint site in empty designation site

Backup SharePoint Site:




You can perform backup of your SharePoint site as follows:
First of all open SharePoint office designer 2007
Click on the file menu and select ‘open site’
Now enter the site address in the ‘site name’ dialog box and click on the open button
A dialog box will be open that will verify that ‘server is trying to connect with your site name’
Now enter the user name & password of the SharePoint site in new dialog box
Same dialog box will be open as same as in step 4
Now your SharePoint site has been opened
Again goto the menu & click on the ‘site’ -> ‘administrator’ -> Backup Web Site
Click on the ‘Ok’ button to create a backup copy for your SharePoint site
If you want to include ‘subsite’ in the backup copy then click ‘include subtitles in archive’ option
Now choose the location where you want to save your SharePoint site backup copy.
Now you can check the backup copy from the location where you had placed it.

Create an Empty Designation Site:

You can create an empty designation site as follows:
First of all open SharePoint office designer 2007
Click on the file menu and select ‘New’
Give the location where you want to restore your SharePoint website
Click on the ‘OK’ button
Note: Database administration can’t restore a SharePoint site without creating an empty designation site. So let’s create an empty designation site to restore a SharePoint website.

Restore SharePoint Web Site:

You can restore your SharePoint site as follows
With the destination site open, goto the menu & click on the ‘site’ -> ‘administrator’ -> Restore Web Site.
From the dialog box, browse and select the .cmp file that you want to restore
Click on the Open button.
From the restore web site dialog box, click on the OK to confirm the restoration.

Permission Required:

To perform ‘backup & restore’ operation on the SharePoint site, you must have administrator permission for the site that you want to backup & restore.

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