PowerShell SharePoint (2010) Farm Backup v2.3

Rating:        Based on 9 ratings
Reviewed:  8 reviews
Downloads: 4237
Change Set: 22182
Released: Jan 8, 2013
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 by marsdendd
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Application PowerShell SharePoint (2010) Farm Backup v2.3
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Release Notes

Version 2.3 Changelog

  1. Add method Check-MySiteHost to determine whether My Site Host is available. '.
  2. Improved error checking for User Profile Service issues.
  3. Reworked Is-MySite method and renamed to Get-MySiteHost.
  4. Changed how determining whether My Site is actually My Site. Now uses WebApplication.Id property instead of -match regular expression.
  5. Corrected problem which occurs when computer name is FQDN and not NetBIOS name.
  6. Ammended Get-Role method to cater for scenario where computer name is FQDN.
  7. Removed Is-Foundation method.
  8. Reworked Get-LockState & Set-LockState methods. Methods now run pre and post individual site backup to mitigate potential for site being left in Locked state.
  9. Modified Backup-ULSLogs method.
  10. Added method Convert-DateTime to cater for scenario where farm locale is not the same as system locale. This would result in entries into the spbrtoc.xml being entered using the Farm locale which in turn may result in the Farm backup directory being deleted as the date format was different.


Farm DateTime format: M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt (en-US)
System DateTime format: dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm:ss (de-CH)

Reviews for this release

And when will 3.0 arrive
by mixxet on Dec 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM
Dear all, The link to the documentation isn't valid. Can anyone supply the PDF? Thanks in advanced
by jstelten on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM
Sorry, now available again. Darren
Reply by marsdendd (N/A) on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:04 PM
Thanks to the author for his efforts and for making this available. I'm using it for a few months now with zero issues so far. Totally recommended. BTW, you can easily tell when someone loves what he does just by looking to his code.
by spykew on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:47 AM
great scripts for Admins
by sweetraskels on Aug 12, 2013 at 4:01 PM
This is a high-professional script from a high-professional programmer. I never had a better support, good documentation, and the best thing it is for free! Works with SP2010 Foundation German, Keep up the good work!
by psummerer on Jan 28, 2013 at 6:48 PM
I've been using this since v2.0 and I agree it gets better every time. Darren cares a lot about this project, as you can see from the quick responeses left in the discussion and issue tabs. He set aside time from his personal life to troubleshoot the recent date/time issues that I was experincing. I'm very grateful for his diligence and work ethic. Highly recommend Darren and this project!
by stephend123 on Jan 17, 2013 at 6:36 PM
We are using it in a productive environment, - very happy with it. Good and quick support. Best backup solution without 3rd party tools on the market I've seen. and it gets better with every release.
by macspayn on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:15 AM
by pmalinski on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM