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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Restoring from a backup in Central Administration

In the last recipe, we saw how to back up the complete SharePoint 2010 farm in Central Administration.

In the event of a failure, that backup must be used to restore the farm. Another reason for a restore may be new hardware installation.

This recipe shows how to do a restore.

Getting ready

You must have administrator privileges on the SharePoint farm. A backup must have been run prior to doing this recipe.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Open the Central Administration screen and click Backup and Restore.

  2. 2. The first section is Farm Backup and Restore. Under it, click Restore from a backup.

  3. 3. The following page is displayed:

    Select the backup you wish to restore.

  4. 4. A hierarchical listing of backup assets will be presented with checkboxes beside each. Check the Farm option to restore everything.

  5. 5. Click Next.

  6. 6. A detailed restore listing will be presented, which consists of five options.

    • Restore Component: This will be farm.

    • Restore Only Configuration Settings...