Restoring Subsites or Documents for SharePoint Server


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You can perform offline mining of subsites and documents.

Important: When you restore a subsite or a document, always restore the data one level higher in the destination. Otherwise the restore might fail. For example, do the following:

  • Restore a document or a list item to a document library or a list.

  • Restore a complete document library, a list, or a subsite to the root (/) of their current site collection.


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

    The SharePoint page appears.

  2. Click the database server.

    The database server page appears.

  3. In the upper-right area of the page, click Offline browse.

    The Offline browse dialog box appears.

  4. In the SQL instance box, enter the name of the SQL instance that has the content database attached.

  5. In the Content database box, enter the name of the content database that you want to mine.

  6. Click View content.

    The Offline content dialog box appears.

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

    The Offline data restore dialog box appears.


    • When you restore document versions, you can restore either the most recent version or all the available versions.

    • Browse shows the list item size as 0.

  8. Complete the following steps to restore the documents:

    1. Select the type of restore to perform.

    2. Select the type of destination to restore your data to.

    3. Browse to specify the destination path on the SharePoint Server.

    4. To restore only the ACL, select the Restore ACLs only check box.

    5. Click Restore.