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Disaster Recovery Plan In MOSS 2007

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Article describes how to make backup and recovery plan of MOSS 2007.


A step by step how to make backup and restore of MOSS 2007 with same & different configuration.


For administrators and new developers it is difficult to make plan how to take backup and restore MOSS 2007. Let's start

HOw to make backkup of MOSS 2007?

1- Go to Central Administration -> Operations under backup and restore click perform backup


2- Select Farm’s checkbox to backup & click Continue to Backup Options

3- By selecting it you will select complete backup


4- Select type of backup Full or Differential

5- Mention the path to where to store backup file


6- File will be stored at given path with path with as folder name [spbr003] and spbtroc.xml file

Where 003 is auto number


Note: Please do not delete sptroc.xml file. It makes log of your MOSS 2007 backups. As xml file is showing list of your MOSS 2007 backups.


Following error will be displayed during backup restoration if it will not found sptroc.xml file.



Restoring MOSS 2007 Backup


a. Run dotnetfxv2.exe to Install Microsoft .NetFramework 2.0 on target machine

b. Click to given below document for IIS Installation

1- Go to Central Administration -> Operations under backup and restore click Restore from backup


2- Select desired file you want to restore backup and click Continue Restore Process


3- Select the contents you want to restore (here we select the whole farm to restore)


By selecting Same Configuration your previous configuration will be restored e.g

Database Server Name = Previous Database Server name

Content Database Name= Previous Content Database name

5- Here we will select New Configuration

6- Put new Database Server name= Your Database Server Machine Name


Change the New Web Application URL (Otherwise previous name will be selected automatically), New Web Application Name and New Database Server Name. Rest of settings will be loaded automatically

e.g New directory name.


7- Go to Central Administration -> Operations under backup and restore click Backup and restore job status


8- Given below screen will show you MOSS 2007 backup in progress


Here you can see failure message for shared search index because it will not get the search configuration


9- Now for TestPortal you must login using your local administrator’s account. E.g





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About the Author

Tariq Younas
Software Developer SABIC - KSA
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
| Cloud (CCCP)™ | MCP Office 365 | MCP, MCTS, MCITP SharePoint 2010 | MCTS MOSS 2007 | SharePoint Technology Stack Consultant - Trainer - Speaker - Blogger |

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Comments and Discussions

NewsSharePoint 2007 Document Recovery Pin
techiee24-Apr-09 23:37
membertechiee24-Apr-09 23:37 
GeneralNot "disaster recover", just manual backup/restore Pin
Member 278121111-May-08 3:05
memberMember 278121111-May-08 3:05 
GeneralRe: Not "disaster recover", just manual backup/restore Pin
mangalab4-Nov-08 19:34
membermangalab4-Nov-08 19:34 
Could you please let me know if you have a disaster recover plan for MOSS. I am looking for such a plan. It would be great help if you can share it with me.
GeneralA bunch of screen shots Pin
B.Tanner10-May-08 8:42
memberB.Tanner10-May-08 8:42 
AnswerRe: A bunch of screen shots Pin
Tariq Younas12-May-08 5:12
memberTariq Younas12-May-08 5:12 

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