Sunday, April 10, 2011

How to backup/restore IIS7 configuration

Bill Staples wrote about this topic on BillS IIS Blog and I wanted to document it for future reference.

"Backing up IIS7 configuration is as simple as copying the \windows\system32\inetsrv\config directory (and subdirectories) into a backup directory, so you don't need anything special to do it. Just include this directory in whatever your OS/content back-up plan is, or write a custom script to do it. To help make managing backups easy, we've added a simple cmd-line option to AppCmd.exe that makes management of backup/restore sets easy."

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe add backup "My Backup Name"

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe restore backup "My Backup Name"

Delete a backup
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe delete backup "My Backup Name"