Restoring Site Collections

Always browse and restore a site collection one level higher in the destination. Else, the restore operation might fail.

For example, restore a site collection to a web application where it needs to be restored to.


  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 site collections that you want to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Offline data restore dialog box appears.

  9. Complete the following steps to restore the documents:
    1. Select Site collection.
    2. Browse to specify the destination path on the SharePoint Server.
    3. Click Restore.

Last modified: 10/22/2019 5:22:43 AM