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Veeam restore a site collection

Posted: Jul 09, 2018 10:02 am
by Simon A
I am new to using Veeam and the SharePoint explorer. Can someone confirm if it is possible to restore a single site collections from a back up? For example, if a site collection becomes corrupt is it possible to restore the last snapshot over the top? I don't mean a SQL Database restore as a content database could contain multiple site collections. I mean restoring a specific site collection. There seems to be mix messages around this. ... re#p140823 - This post seems to say you can't do this

I'm not sure if the following means I could create a blank site collection and restore the snap shot over that or whether the backup can only be written to the site collection that snap was taken from. ... tml?ver=95
Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint does not support creating new site collections. Therefore, you will be able to restore your sites to the existing site collection only.
Any clarification would be appreciated.

I don't currently have a test environment to try this and not keen to start messing about in our live environment.


Re: Veeam restore a site collection

Posted: Jul 09, 2018 1:25 pm
by vmniels
You can restore to the original existing site collection only. If you make a new one and want to restore data there, it won't work (not supported). Hope this clears things.

You don't need to restore a full DB to do this.

Re: Veeam restore a site collection

Posted: Jul 23, 2018 8:13 am
by Simon A
Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for clearing that up.