Redirecting a restore job for SharePoint 2010

Follow these steps to redirect a restore job to an existing Web application on a Web server in a farm.

To bring the databases online after you complete the redirected restore job, verify that Bring restored databases online and Reconnect previous database links are selected in the Microsoft SharePoint settings. When you restore Web applications or Windows SharePoint Services sites, these options also re-establish the link between the restored databases and their corresponding sites.


If you restore full or differential backup sets in separate restore jobs, clear these options for all jobs except the last job. You should select these options for the last restore job in the sequence. You may be prompted to insert any media that you have already used.

To redirect a restore job for SharePoint 2010

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. Select the SharePoint resources you want to restore.

    See Selections options for restore jobs.

    You can restore the Configuration database and Single Sign-on database back to the original location only.

  4. On the Properties pane, under Destination, select Microsoft SharePoint Redirection.

  5. Check Redirect Microsoft SharePoint sets.

  6. Click SharePoint 2003 portal sites or SharePoint 2007/2010 web applications.

  7. In the URL or web application name field, type the URL of the site or the web application name to which you want to restore the data.

    For example: http://portalsite1 or https://portalsite1

  8. In the Front-end web server name field, type the name of the Web server on which the site resides.

    You must create the target SharePoint Server 2010 site or Windows SharePoint Services site on the specified Web server with the same database structure as the source site before you run the restore job.

  9. Do one of the following:

    • Use the default logon account as indicated.

    • Click Change to select a different logon account.

  10. Set additional restore options on the Properties pane as needed.

  11. Do one of the following:

    To run the job now

    Click Run Now.

    To schedule the job to run later

    Do the following in the order listed:

    • In the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule.

    • Set the scheduling options.

    • Click Submit.

      See Scheduling jobs.

More Information

About using the SharePoint Agent with SharePoint Server 2010 and Windows SharePoint Foundation 2010

Redirecting a restore job for SharePoint 2010