Backup System Files

Backing up developed customizations that are not deployed as solution packages can be a complex process because the customization file locations might not be stored in standardized places and SharePoint Foundation 2010 does not automatically back them up.

Consult with the development team or customization vendor to determine whether the customizations involve additional add-in software or files in other locations. We recommend that you back up these directories with a file system backup solution. The following table lists locations where developed customizations are typically stored on Web servers.

Following directory should be copy as back up version

–          14 hive folder

Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14

Description: Commonly updated files, custom assemblies, custom templates, custom site definitions

 –         Inetpub

Location: C:\inetpub

Description: Location of IIS virtual directories

 

Restore System Files

Restoring developed customizations that are not packaged as solutions can be a complex process because the customization file locations are not standardized.

Consult with the development team or customization vendor to determine whether the customizations involve additional add-in software or files in other locations. We recommend that you restore directories with a file system restore solution. The following table lists locations where customizations are typically stored on Web servers.

Following directory should be recovered

–          14 hive folder

Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14

DescriptionCommonly updated files, custom assemblies, custom templates, custom site definitions 

–         Inetpub

Location: C:\inetpub

DescriptionLocation of IIS virtual directories