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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
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Recovering data from an unattached content database

One of the new tools in an administrator's toolbox is the ability to pull data from a database snapshot or from a detached content database. The pulled data is then saved in a file. The data can then be restored to a new location in a live database.

Administrators can minimize downtime and the possibility of error when pulling content from one database to another. Users can request data that may have been archived or lost through the Recycle Bin process. This data can quickly be obtained.

The biggest gain from this type of granular restore is that the content database does not need to be attached to a web application, and recovery takes place outside of the attached instance. Due to the separation of duties, the SharePoint administrator may not have access to SQL Management Studio. With this, the administrator does not need the SQL tool.

There are many ramifications of this capability in the business process. All of this is predicated on...