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How to backup content database of sharepoint 2007

How to backup content database of an existing site collection in sharepoint 2007 and use this backup database in different site collection.

Is this possible?
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
Certainly you can restore databases and reattach. This could restore your e.g. Site Collection to a new farm.

Are you talking about using this as a way to duplicate Site Collections in the same farm as that could be problematic?

Simple case here;

http://geekswithblogs.net/WorldofTray/archive/2010/02/23/how-to-connect-to-a-restored-content-database-in-sharepoint.aspx
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Unless the site is over 30 GB or so, just use site level backup/restore.  Of course, this would require you to restore the site to either a different web app, or different content database on the same web app.

stsadm -o backup -url http://urlofsite -FileName "C:\path\file.bak"

stsadm -o restore -url http://urlofnewsite -FileName "same as above"

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263441.aspx

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PagodNaUtakAuthor Commented:
Are you talking about using this as a way to duplicate Site Collections in the same farm as that could be problematic?

Yes, but not really. What I want to accomplished is backup the content database, then delete all subsite except for one subsite which is subsiteA. Then in the original content database I will delete the subsiteA. After setting the content database, I will create a new site collection then use the backup content database for the new site collection.

I am thinking that by doing this, I am able to move the subsiteA to a new content database. Will this work? If so, please let me know how? Also, Will this be problematic?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
Im not really following you. Site collections can be moved to other db's by a command. Subsites can't be split from their site collection and placed in a separate db.

You could use a third party app to export a subsire and promote to a site collection. If that is your goal.
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PagodNaUtakAuthor Commented:
Hi Ach1lles,

Thanks, your understanding is correct. what I need to do is to split subsite from their site collection and placed it in a separated db.

Is there really no option at all?
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Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
No.  Other than making the subsite a site collection, with a 3rd party tool.
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