Restoring SharePoint Items to Another Location

You can restore a collection of backed-up SharePoint items to another location.

Request

POST https://<hostname>:4443/v6/RestoreSessions/{restoreSessionId}/Organization/Sites/{siteId}/items/restoreTo

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 SharePoint items, the request body must contain the following properties:

Property

Type

Description

items

item[]

Specifies the IDs of SharePoint items that you want to restore. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting SharePoint Items.

username

string

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

userpassword

string

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

list

string

Specifies the target SharePoint list.

sendSharedLinksNotification

boolean

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

documentVersion

documentVersion

Specifies what version of the SharePoint documents will be restored. The following values are available:

  • All
  • Last

documentLastVersionAction

documentLastVersionAction

Specifies the action that will be performed with the last versions of the restored SharePoint documents on the production server. The following values are available:

  • 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

A password for the SSL certificate being used.

siteURL

string

Specifies the ID of the target SharePoint site.

officeRegion

string

Specifies the region of the target Microsoft 365 organization. The following values are available:

  • Worldwide
  • USGovernment
  • Germany
  • China
  • USDefence

organizationName

string

Specifies the name of the target Microsoft 365 organization.

siteURL

string

Specifies the ID of the target SharePoint site.

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 restore.

Request Body:

{

   "username": "admin@abcsupport.onmicrosoft.com",

   "userpassword": "paSSw0rd",

   "list": "",

   "documentVersion": "last",

   "documentLastVersionAction": "merge",

   "siteURL": "https://xyz.sharepoint.com/sites/site",
   "officeRegion": "Worldwide",

   "organizationName": "xyz.onmicrosoft.com",

   "items":  [

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f"},

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa"}

    ]

}

Request Example 2

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

Request Body:

{

   "userCode": "C6A9DB737",

   "list": "",

   "documentVersion": "last",

   "documentLastVersionAction": "merge",

   "siteURL": "https://xyz.sharepoint.com/sites/site",
   "officeRegion": "Worldwide",

   "organizationName": "xyz.onmicrosoft.com",

   "items":  [

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f"},

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa"}

    ]  

}

Request Example 3

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

Request Body:

{

   "applicationId" : <app_id>,

   "applicationCertificate": "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",

   "applicationCertificatePassword": "xxx",

   "list": "",

   "documentVersion": "last",

   "documentLastVersionAction": "merge",

   "siteURL": "https://xyz.sharepoint.com/sites/site",
   "officeRegion": "Worldwide",

   "organizationName": "xyz.onmicrosoft.com",

   "items":  [

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f"},

    {"id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa"}

    ]

}

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

In the response body, the server returns information about operation results.

Example

The example shows how to export backed-up SharePoint items to another location.

Request:

POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/Organization/Sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/items/restoreTo

 

Request Header:

Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

 

Request Body:

{

  "items" :

  [

   {

   "title": "Item_1",

   "version": "5.0",

   "id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f",

   "name": "1_.000",

   "createdBy": "System Account",

   "creationTime": "2021-05-28T11:49:40",

   "modifiedBy": "System Account",

   "modificationTime": "2021-05-28T11:55:55",

   "_links": {

    "self": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/items/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f"

    },

    "list": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/lists/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840a"

    },

    "attachments": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/items/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dde42b25e5-5456-4e9f-91df-da6ea376840aee89936c-dd81-4678-9cb2-1b9d5573d28f/attachments"

    }

   }

  },

  {

   "title": "Item_2",

   "version": "5.0",

   "id": "1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa",

   "name": "22_.000",

   "createdBy": "System Account",

   "creationTime": "2021-04-23T13:53:35",

   "modifiedBy": "System Account",

   "modificationTime": "2021-04-23T14:30:30",

   "_links": {

    "self": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/items/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa"

    },

    "list": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/lists/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d"

    },

    "attachments": {

     "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/2cd23751-b5bc-4024-ac11-7277953945a9/organization/sites/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd/items/1cfe4469-0a31-414b-9fd0-e84a087dcb739f242172-6d3f-47a2-816a-4989d45e88dd70467886-6ecc-4db7-be25-d715e4dad14d741ae524-0aa6-4d4f-952a-df269480f1fa/attachments"

    }

   }

  }

  ],

  "list" : "someList",

  "username" : "admin",

  "userpassword" : "password",

  "documentVersion" : "last",

  "documentLastVersionAction" : "merge",

          "siteURL": "https://xyz.sharepoint.com/sites/site",
          "officeRegion": "Worldwide",

          "organizationName": "xyz.onmicrosoft.com"

}

 

Response:

200 OK