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This is why the Step 3 Of 3 restore page has a section to choose Same Configuration or New
Configuration. If you choose Same Configuration, it will restore your selected components (or
whole farm) using the same URLs, database server, and database names, as well as the same
application pool identity accounts. It’s assuming you’re restoring to the same server.
If you choose New Configuration, the page will prompt you to change the URL, database
server, database names, and accounts for each component that you are restoring. It will suggest
the old names, in case you need them. Once the restore is started, you’ll be taken to the Backup
And Restore Status page to watch the restore happen. Long after the restore, you can also check
the Backup And Restore History page to see the details of past backups and restores.
For more details (and a step-by-step look at backups and restores), see Chapter 13.
C O N F I G U R E B A C K U P S E T T I N G S
The Default Backup And Restore Settings page has only two sections and three settings
(Figure 11.55). The Number Of Threads section allows you to specify the number of process
threads that can be used for backup or restore (each has its own threads setting). The more threads
allowed for a task (the maximum is 10), the faster it’ll be done. However, that takes threads from
other jobs SharePoint is doing. Sometimes, speed isn’t everything. The default and suggested value
is 3. I don’t suggest you go lower.
The other section for this settings page is the default Backup File Location. This is really
convenient if you have a location where you always put your backups. It’s also useful if you change
that location. Just change it here, and it will propagate to all the backups and restores you do
after that point. Just make sure your permissions on the location are correct.
V I E W T H E B A C K U P A N D R E S T O R E H I S T O R Y
The Backup And Restore History page (Figure 11.56) looks suspiciously like the first Restore
From Backup page. It has the Readiness list of services at the top of the page and a field for you
to specify the backup location (along with a Refresh button in case you change it). Below that