Restoring SharePoint Sites

In this article

    You can restore a backed-up SharePoint site with the specified ID.

    Request

    POST https://<hostname>:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/{restoreSessionId}/Organization/Sites/{siteId}/action

    Request Headers

    The request header must contain an authorization token of the current session.

    Request Parameters

    The following parameters must be specified in the URL of the request:

    Parameter

    Type

    Description

    restoreSessionId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the restore session. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting Restore Sessions.

    siteId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the SharePoint site. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting Organization SharePoint Sites.

    Request Body

    To restore a backed-up organization's SharePoint site to the destination server, the request body must contain the restoreTo action properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    username

    string

    Specifies the user name that you want to use for authenticating with the SharePoint organization.

    userpassword

    string

    Specifies the password of the user account that you want to use for authenticating with the SharePoint organization.

    alias

    string

    Specifies an alias for the target site. If you omit this property, the SharePoint site items will be restored to the original location.

    restoreListViews

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint lists will be restored with all list views.

    changedItems

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint site will be restored with all changed items.

    deletedItems

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint site will be restored with all deleted items.

    restoreSubsites

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint site will be restored with all subsites.

    restoreMasterPages

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint site will be restored with all master pages.

    restorePermissions

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that the SharePoint site will be restored with all permissions.

    documentVersion

    documentVersion

    Specifies, which of the following versions of the SharePoint documents will be restored:

    • all
    • last

    sendSharedLinksNotification

    boolean

    If set to true, indicates that shared links notifications will be sent.

    documentLastVersionAction

    documentLastVersionAction

    Specifies, which one of the following actions will be performed with the last version of the restored SharePoint document on the destination list:

    • overwrite
    • merge

    userCode

    string

    Specifies the authentication code. For more information on how to get a device code, see Getting Device Code.

    This property is required if you want to use a device code for data restore.

    applicationId

    string

    An identification number of the Azure AD application that you want to use for a restore.

    applicationCertificate

    base64

    Specifies the SSL certificate configured for the Azure AD application that you want to use for data restore.

    You must provide the certificate as a Base64 string. For more information on how to obtain a Base64 string, see Converting Certificate to Base64 String.

    applicationCertificatePassword

    string

    Specifies the password for the SSL certificate that you want to use for data restore.

    impersonationAccountName

    string

    Specifies a user name of the account that will be used as a SharePoint site owner account to restore a SharePoint site.

    This property is required if you want to use an application certificate for data restore. Use this property only with the applicationCertificate property.

    Restoring SharePoint Sites Important

    Make sure to set either the deletedItems or changedItems properties to true, otherwise the request will fail.

    Converting Certificate to Base64 String

    If you want to use a certificate to access an Azure AD application, you must provide the certificate as a Base64 string. To obtain a Base64 string, perform the following steps:

    1. Get the certificate content from a PFX file.
    2. Convert the certificate to a Base64 string.

    To do this, you can use the following PowerShell cmdlets:

    $pfx_cert = get-content '<path_to_cert>' -Encoding Byte

    [System.Convert]::ToBase64String($pfx_cert) | Out-File '<path_to_file>'

    where:

    For example:

    $pfx_cert = get-content 'C:\cert.pfx' -Encoding Byte

    [System.Convert]::ToBase64String($pfx_cert) | Out-File 'C:\base64.txt'

    Request Example 1

    The following example shows how to use a user name and password for a restore.

    Request Body:

    {
        "restoreTo": {
           "username": "admin",
           "userpassword": "password",

           "alias": "Subsite",
           "restorePermissions": true,
           "documentVersion": "last",
            "documentLastVersionAction": "merge",
           "restoreListViews": true,
           "changedItems": true,
           "deletedItems": true,
           "restoreSubsites": false,
           "restoreMasterPages": true,
           "sendSharedLinksNotification": false
       }
    }

    Request Example 2

    The following example shows how to use a device code for a restore.

    Request Body:

    {
        "restoreTo": {
           "userCode": "C6A9DB737",
           "restorePermissions": true,
           "documentVersion": "last",
            "documentLastVersionAction": "merge",
           "restoreListViews": true,
           "changedItems": true,
           "deletedItems": true,
           "restoreSubsites": false,
           "restoreMasterPages": true,
           "sendSharedLinksNotification": false
       }
    }

    Request Example 3

    The following example shows how to use a certificate for a restore.

    Request Body:

    {

    "restoreTo":

     {

         "applicationId" : <app_id>,

         "applicationCertificate": "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",

       "applicationCertificatePassword": "xxx",        

       "impersonationAccountName": "xxx",

       "restorePermissions" : true,

       "documentVersion" : "last",

       "documentLastVersionAction" : "merge"

     }

    }

    Response

    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Codes

    A successfully completed operation returns a response code 200 OK.

    Response Headers

    The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTPS headers.

    Header

    Description

    Content-length

    The length of the response body.

    Content-type

    The media type and syntax of the response body message for the requests with the export and save actions: application/octet-stream.

    The media type and syntax of the response body message for the requests with the restore and send actions: null.

    Response Body

    None.

    Examples

    Example 1

    The following request restores backed-up SharePoint site with the specified ID.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/6a50c1ce-07e1-4ee9-9158-9150acb5c2eb/Organization/Sites/b3184e77-b95b-45f7-96cc-180a20b61cbd8507931c-4561-4ddf-bc90-411aba44bb39/action

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

     "restoreTo" :

     {

      "username" : "admin",

      "userpassword" : "password",

      "alias": "Subsite",

      "restorePermissions" : true,

      "documentVersion" : "last",

      "documentLastVersionAction" : "merge"

     }

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK