Potential backup solution
Posted on 2011-10-26
Hi, I have an environment where I have users enter data into a custom list in Sharepoint 2010. I collect their data into an Access 2010 database and have a union query that merges it for me.
Recently, one of the users (accidentally?) deleted the site. Our IT department's backup plan isn't enough that we're happy with the recovery period or the last saved date.
So, we'd like a way to backup only the custom lists on the site.
I thought of the following scenarios and wondered if others could give their opinion.
1. Create a copy of the list in addition to the linked list in the Access Database (haven't tried this yet)
2. Export each datasheet as an excel file and store those locally.
I understand that a packaged backup of the site itself isn't possible given the nature of sharepoint so I'm trying to find a potential solution. Any help is appreciated!!