Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
For more on how to back up and particularly restore site collections and import sites or lists,
see Chapter 13.
R E C O V E R D A T A F R O M A N U N A T T A C H E D C O N T E N T D A T A B A S E
A particularly useful setting (and another that will be covered in more detail in Chapter 13),
Recover Data From An Unattached Content Database does just that—it lets you specify a content
database that isn’t being used by a web application, possibly because the web application was
removed, it came from a different farm, or it was a SQL database backup. Regardless, when all
else fails, you can use this setting to browse the database’s contents, run a site collection backup,
or export a site, list, or library (Figure 11.60) and then restore them (wherever you’d like) to gain
access to their contents.
C H E C K G R A N U L A R B A C K U P J O B S T A T U S
When you do a granular backup or export, the Granular Backup Job Status page is where you
go to watch the action’s progress and check the status of recent backup and export activity
(Figure 11.61). This page has a Readiness status area to let you know what is in process (either
site collection or site/list export, which share this status page), as well as whether the timer
service is running (and if it isn’t, not only will no backups work, but you have bigger problems).
Below that, while the backup job is in progress, there will be links to refresh the page and to
delete the job (if it gets stuck). Beneath that is the area that will display the current or latest jobs,
organized by whether they are backups or exports.