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Backup the content database of the web application

How to create backup of the content database of particular site in Share point? Can we do this via powershell
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CalmSoul
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itguy565Commented:
Please refer to the following website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428327.aspx


Here is the command to do it..
Backup-SPFarm -Directory   <BackupFolder>  -BackupMethod {Full | Differential} -Item <ContentDatabaseName> [-Verbose]
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tbsgadiCommented:
Have a look at this question:

Sharepoint automated backups via Powershell

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_27654022.html

Gary
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CalmSoulAuthor Commented:
How to identify which content database site is using? Sorry I am new to SP
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KoenVostersCommented:
Central administration
Manage Content Databases
In the dropdown you can select the web application
That should show you the content databases of that web application

If you only have one, it's easy.
If you have 2 or three, run this powershell command against each content DB to see which site collections are in the DB

Get-SPSite -Limit All  -ContentDatabase contentdbname | select url, @{label="Size";Expression={$_.usage.storage}}
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CalmSoulAuthor Commented:
@KoenVosters
I got following result from the query, it still doesn't show me which Content DB each of these sites are using. What I am trying to achieve is clone site1 to site1clone


PS C:\Users\user1> Get-SPSite -Limit All  -ContentDatabase WSS_Content | selec
t url, @{label="Size";Expression={$_.usage.storage}}

Url                                     Size
---                                     ----
http://localhost
http://localhost/sites/site1
http://localhost/sites/site1clone
http://localhost/sites/site2
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KoenVostersCommented:
Ok, so your site1 is in WSS_Content content database.

But if you want to move sites in the same content database, you can just use import/export:

http://shannonbray.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/moving-sharepoint-2007-sites-to-another-environment-with-powershell/
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