Backing up individual SharePoint 2007 Web applications in a Microsoft SharePoint server farm

Use the following steps to back up individual Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web applications.

To back up individual Web applications in a Windows SharePoint Services Application node

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. In the Backup Selections pane, expand Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms.

  4. Expand the server farm that contains the SharePoint Web application that you want to back up.

  5. Expand the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application that contains the Web applications that you want to back up.

  6. Select the Web applications that you want to back up.

  7. In the Backup Job Properties pane, under Settings, click Microsoft SharePoint.

  8. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Backup method

    Select one of the following methods:

    • Full - Back up entire database.

    • Differential - Back up database changes only, which backs up only the changes that are made to the database since the last full backup.

      You cannot use the differential backup method to back up Index databases or Document Libraries. The Full backup method is used to back up these resources.

    Use Backup Exec Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) to enable the restore of individual documents from the database backup (available for full backups only)

    Select this option if you want to restore individual documents from database backups. This option is available only when you perform full backups. The option is not available if you select the Differential backup method. You must have a current version of the Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the SharePoint server when you run the GRT-enabled backup job.

    See How to restore individual items by using Granular Recovery Technology.

    Perform consistency check before backup of Microsoft SQL databases used by Microsoft SharePoint

    Select this option to run a full consistency check (including indexes) of the MS SQL databases that Microsoft SharePoint uses before backing up the database.

    Continue with backup if consistency check fails

    Select this option to continue with the backup operation even if the consistency check fails.

  9. In the Backup Job Properties pane, select other backup options as needed.

  10. Do one of the following:

    To run the job now

    Click Run Now.

    To schedule the job to run later

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • In the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule.

    • Set the scheduling options.

    • Click Submit.

      See Scheduling jobs.