Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Restore deleted site collection in sharepoint 2010

One of our developers’ created a test site collection on Test Environment and next day the site collection was missing.

Thankfully we had Service Pack 1 rolled out on our various environments which came handy, apart from the regular nightly backup's.

With Service Pack 1, there is a nice feature to restore a deleted site or site collection; here is what we did to restore the site collection

Launch SharePoint Management Shell

Run the command

Get-SPDeletedSite -Identity  /sites/ProjectCentre

This displays the following details, this is good to have info but would have appreciated if it had the information about what User / Service Account deleted the site collection

Anyways, found the site collection got deleted at 23:10:54. Checked the Timer Job history for the duration from 23:00 to 23:30, no jobs found which could do this, will have a look at ULS to find what happened.

Run the following command to restore the site collection

Restore-SPDeletedSite -Identity /sites/ProjectCentre


Get-SPDeletedSite -Identity /sites/ProjectCentre | Restore-SPDeletedSite

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