Michael Noel is a partner at Convergent Computing, a Microsoft SharePoint MVP, and the author of books on SharePoint, Windows Server, ISA Server, and Exchange Server. His latest book is SharePoint 2010 Unleashed (Sams).
Looking to restore your SharePoint 2010 environment? A good place to start is to use SQL Server’s backup and restore tools and the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell in addition to the backup and restore options in SharePoint’s Central Administration site.
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