Backup and Restore a Site Collection in SharePoint using PowerShell

From Secrets of SharePoint – Tip of the Day

In SharePoint 2010 you can take a backup of a site collection using the Backup-SPSite cmdlet:

Backup-SPSite http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak

Restoring a site collection in SharePoint 2010 is just as simple:

Restore-SPSite http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak

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A technology consultant with over 25 years of IT, consulting and business technology industry experience. Specializing in integrating application, information and content management with business process and network infrastructure. Helping clients get the most out of technology to enable increased productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

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