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This article describes how to back up a SharePoint Portal Server computer by using the Msdmback script in the Bin folder of your installation.
IMPORTANT: Do not use Ntbackup to back up the workspaces of a SharePoint Portal Server computer; if you do so, the restore operation fails.
You can use Msdmback to back up the workspaces and their content. This script makes it possible to restore the data to a different server in case there is a problem.
NOTE: Msdmback does not clone the server entirely, the Internet and Information Server (IIS) Metabase is not backed up; therefore, you may lose certain features. When you use the Msdmback script, you can use the following command-line options for the backup process:
msdmback /b c:\spsbackAfter the backup process is completed, you find a single file that contains the workspace content. You can now use Ntbackup to back up this file to tape.
NOTE: The following items are not backed up:
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281426/EN-US/ )Backup Fails with Error 80070426