Backup solutions in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn how to back up solutions for a SharePoint Server 2016 or a SharePoint 2013 environment.

The following articles provide information about backup solutions for SharePoint Server. These articles are written to meet the requirements of information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the planning, design, deployment, and operations of backup and recovery solutions. These solutions might be in enterprise, corporate, or branch office environments. The IT professionals who are responsible for backup and recovery solutions are expected to have an understanding of the technical details that are contained in this section.

A backup is a copy of data that is used to restore and recover that data after a system failure. While backups allow you to restore data after a failure they are also useful to keep for routine purposes. These purposes include copying a database from one server to another, setting up database mirroring, and archiving to comply with regulatory requirements.

If you make appropriate backups, you can recover from many system failures, such as the following:

  • Media failure

  • User errors (such as deleting a file by mistake)

  • Hardware failures (such as a damaged hard disk or permanent loss of a server)

  • Natural disasters

Articles about backup for SharePoint Server

The following articles about backup are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

Content Description
Back up farms in SharePoint Server
Back up complete farms.
Back up farm configurations in SharePoint Server
Back up farm configuration settings.
Back up web applications in SharePoint Server
Back up web application that are associated with the farm and include configuration and content databases.
Back up service applications in SharePoint Server
Back up service applications that are associated with the farm and include configuration and content databases.
Back up User Profile service applications in SharePoint Server
Back up User Profile Service applications that are associated with the farm and include configuration and content databases.
Back up Search service applications in SharePoint Server
Back up Search service applications that are associated with the farm and include configuration and indexes.
Back up the Secure Store Service in SharePoint Server
Back up the Secure Store service application that is associated with the farm and includes configuration and content databases.
Back up content databases in SharePoint Server
Back up content databases that are associated with the farm.
Back up databases to snapshots in SharePoint Server
Back up databases to snapshots in the farm.
Back up customizations in SharePoint Server
Back up customizations that are associated with the farm. This article includes how to back up workflows in SharePoint Server.
Back up site collections in SharePoint Server
Back up site collections that are associated with the farm.
Back up apps for SharePoint in SharePoint Server
Back up apps for SharePoint in SharePoint Server.
Export sites, lists, or document libraries in SharePoint Server
Export a list, site, or document library that is associated with the farm. Then import the items into another farm or move them to another place in the existing farm.

See also

Concepts

Restore solutions in SharePoint Server