SUSHI Feature - Site Backups

The backup feature in Sushi allows you to create manual or scheduled automatic backups of SharePoint. The SUSHI backup feature is simply a wrapper around the STSADM.exe -o export -url <sharepoint url> command. SUSHI gives you a way to easily build the commandline command without having to open up the console window. SUSHI also allows you to schedule regular backups that will run automatically.

To perform a backup:
1) Build the sites to backup list by adding urls from the master sharepoint url list
2) Choose a backup path where the backup files will be stored
3) Choose whether to backup only the top level site, or to backup all child sites underneath each of the selected sites
4) Validate backup (this will not run the backup, but it will show you the details of what will be backed up, run this to double check that you got everything right.
5) Press "start backup".

About Scheduled backups:
SUSHI uses the command line SCHTASKS command to create a windows scheduled task. But pressing the validate button under schedule backup, you can see the exact command that sushi will run, and if you prefer you can even cut and paste this and run the command yourself from the command line. The scheduled task will run SUSHI with a command line option which will kick off the backup.

To schedule a backup:
1) choose daily or weekly
2) press the validate button if you want to see the command that SUSHI will use to schedule the backup
3) press create scheduled backup to create the scheduled task

Last edited Apr 30, 2008 at 11:03 PM by josephflu, version 3


aardvark Sep 29, 2010 at 10:11 PM 
How do I set the backup path for a scheduled backup?

zaurb Feb 17, 2010 at 1:33 PM

rachaeltraub Dec 7, 2009 at 5:57 PM 
does anyone have scheduled backup working?

Knoerchen May 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM 
Is there a way to disable the compression as our site is to large?

janice028 Mar 20, 2009 at 3:38 AM 
May I know if there is a way in sushi where-in we can backup sites or subsites including user security access so that when restoring via sushi if we checked the include security it will not go back to backup procedure just to get the securities set to the site or subsite.\

panoone Feb 2, 2009 at 1:43 AM 
Are there any plans to implement the more comprehensive backup/restore commands? The import/export commands have size limitations which are nto suitable for large site collections. Awesome tool by the way. :)