Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.
Microsoft cloud engineer - SharePoint, Office 365, Azure, DotNet, Angular, JavaScript.

Daily Front End Backup

The below PowerShell can be run once per day via Task Scheduler on just one machine in a SharePoint farm to backup front end configuration.   Yes, SQL backups are wonderful and a must have for user data protection.   However, front end backups are handy for restore scenarios like:

 

  • IIS configuration
  • IIS home folder
  • WPS farm solutions
  • 14/15 hive manual changes  (yeah yeah … not best practice, but you have them too)

 

These front end artifacts might not be in a SQL full BAK.   Also, having troubleshooting options on the front end helps SharePoint admins respond quickly to a recovery without having to wait for DBAs to first restore a database.    Hope that helps.  

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