IIS - How to backup an IIS configuration using the command line

Open a command prompt using Run as Administrator.

Since this is an IIS backup, it will backup all IIS websites.

Add Backup:

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe add backup "Backup1"

If you omit the backup name, one will be generated based on the current date and time.

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe add backup
BACKUP object "20180204T185449" added

Restore Backup:

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe restore backup "Backup1"

List all backups:

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe list backups
BACKUP "Backup1"
BACKUP "20180204T101820"
BACKUP "20180204T104714"
BACKUP "20180204T104716"

The backed up configuration files are placed in: C:\Windows\Sysem32\inetsrv\backup


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