The following is the procedure to take the backup of a SharePoint site collection.
Step 1: Open the SharePoint Management Shell from Microsoft SharePoint products.
Step 2: Then click on the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell, you will get the Management Shell window as shown below:
Step 3: Write the following command in the Management Shell to back up a site collection:
Step 4: Then enter the SharePoint site collection URL in "Identity" as shown below:
Identity: http://ils-kaviyab:55555/ < URL>
Then provide the Windows Explorer path to save your backup as in the following:
Then press the Enter key to take the backup. The site backup will be completed successfully.
The following is the procedure to restore a SharePoint site collection.
Step 1: Open the SharePoint Management Shell, then write the following command in the Management Shell to restore a site collection:
Then enter the SharePoint web application URL in "Identity" as shown below:
Identity: http://ils-kaviyab:22222/ <URL >
Then provide the backup path to restore your backup and press the Enter key, you will get options as shown in the following image.
Then provide [A] - Yes to the all option to restore the entire site collection:
Press the Enter key to restore the site collection, then the site collection will be restored successfully.
In this article we explored how to take the backup of a SharePoint site collection and restore the site collection.