How to backup/restore IIS7 configuration file?

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.

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