How to backup/restore IIS7 configuration file from command prompt?

Backup:

  • Login to your server by using administrative rights.
  • Open command prompt using start → run → and type cmd.
  • Navigate to below mentioned path:
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\inetsrv\
  • Fire below mentioned command to save configuration backup:
  • appcmd.exe add backup "My Backup Name"

Go to inetsrv Path
 

View available Backups:

  • Login to your server by using administrative rights.
  • Open command prompt using start → run → and type cmd.
  • Navigate to below mentioned path:
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\inetsrv\
  • Fire below mentioned command to view the list of available backups:
  • appcmd.exe list backup

View Available Backups
 

Restore:

  • Login to your server by using administrative rights.
  • Open command prompt using start → run → and
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\inetsrv\
  • type cmd.
  • Navigate to below mentioned path:
  • Fire below mentioned command to restore the backup:
  • appcmd.exe restore backup "My Backup Name"

Go to inetsrv Path
 

Delete Backup:

  • Login to your server by using administrative rights.
  • Open command prompt using start → run → and type cmd.
  • Navigate to below mentioned path:
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\inetsrv\
  • Fire below mentioned command to remove the backup:
  • appcmd.exe delete backup "My Backup Name"

Delete a Backup

Notes:
  • You can also assign any name instead of "My Backup Name".
  • This will only work for the clients who has admin access of VPS/Dedicated Server.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to export an SSL certificate from Windows server?

Following are the steps to Export an SSL Certificate from the Windows Server: Open IIS...

How to configure IIS to access website using IP address?

IIS (Internet Information Services) allows you to access your website via an IP address. To...

What SMTP Settings Should I Use in web.config file?

In web.config SMTP settings, you can use your existing email address (whose authentication you...

How to Backup/Restore IIS7 Configuration?

IIS 7 automatically makes history snapshots of ApplicationHost.config each time a change is...

How to Configure FTP User Isolation in IIS 7?

Following article will assist you to configure FTP user isolation in IIS web server. In IIS...