Restoring Sub Sites and Documents

Always browse and restore a document, a sub site, a library, or a list one level higher in the destination. Else, the restore operation might fail.

For example,

  • Restore a document or a list item to a document library or a list where they need to be restored to.
  • Restore a complete document library, a list or a sub site to the root (/) of their current site collection.


  1. From the navigation pane, click Protect > Applications > SharePoint.

    The SharePoint servers page appears.

  2. Click a SharePoint server.

    The selected SharePoint server page appears.

  3. In the Contents section, click Databases.

    The Databases page appears.

  4. Click Offline browse.

    The Offline browse page appears.

  5. In the SQL instance box, type a name for the SQL instance that has the content database attached to it.
  6. In the Content database box, type a name for the content database that you want to mine.
  7. Click View content.

    The Offline content page appears.

  8. Select the sub sites, libraries, or documents, that you want to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Offline data restore dialog box appears.


    • When trying to restore document versions, you can restore either the latest version or all the available versions.
    • Browse shows list item size as 0.
  9. Complete the following steps to restore the documents:
    1. Browse to specify the destination path on the SharePoint Server.
    2. Optional: To restore only the ACL, select the Restore ACLs only check box.
    3. Click Restore.

Last modified: 11/2/2020 12:44:57 PM