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Dear all,

 

one of the definitely nicest features of the Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2010 is the ability to restore single sites, which wasn’t possible before.

 

Procedure for restoring a site pre-SP1:

  • Restore entire farm from backup.

 

Drawbacks: Time consuming, costly. Most of the times not performed at all.

 

Procedure for restoring a site post-SP1:

  • Ensure user is a site collection administrator
  • Go to Site Actions –> Site Actions
  • Click Site Collection Administration
  • Click Recylce Bin
  • Check the site you want to restore and click Restore.

 

Quick and simple, isn’t it?

 

In Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 w/ SP1, a deleted site is not permanently deleted, but moved to the 2nd stage Recycle Bin. The default setting for automatic deletion is 30 days – however, this is modifyable. You can see how to do these changes here:

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263125.aspx

 

Restoring whole Site Collections:

 

You can use the following PowerShell cmdlets to restore, delete or view deleted site collections:

 

Get-SPDeletedSite
Remove-SPDeletedSite
Restore-SPDeletedSite

 

Stay tuned till the next time and best regards,

Martin

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Hello all,

Following scenario: Let’s assume we have a MOSS 2007 site containing some pages. Furthermore, let’s assume we want to create a site template out of this exisiting site. In fact, it is possible to save it, but the option is a bit hidden.

Assuming, we have the following site:

http://server:port/mysite/

And we want to save this site as a template (.stp) for reuse, then, unfortunately, there is no link or option in the “Site Settings” for fulfilling this need. But we can do the following:

Append “_layouts/savetmpl.aspx” to the URL of our site, and voilà: The Save template page will open, giving us the opportunity to save the current site as a template.  In the above case, this means the URL would have to look like:

http://server:port/mysite/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx

Which brings us to the following mask:

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Figure 1: The “Save Site as Template” mask

After that, you can comfortably access the newly created site template under

Site Settings –> Modify All Site Settings –> (Column: Galleries:) Site Templates.

If the latter menu point doesn’t show up, be sure you are in the top level site settings (otherwise go there using “Go to top level site settings”)

Best regards,

Martin

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