IIS 7 and Above
IIS Config Backup not working
Re: IIS Config Backup not working
Aug 01, 2020 08:38 PM|lextm|LINK
I have to format my current server and reload the OS and then reconfigure IIS again.
That's also a horrible approach. Most companies have a proper backup plan to store periodical backup of their machines, and at emergency they can restore from those machine backups. IIS is usually part of such machine wide backup, so you don't even need
to backup/restore IIS as a separate process.
In your case, you should assume that you have lost everything, and merely the applicationHost.config backup won't help much. A lot of manual work is going to be required to restore each sites (both settings and contents). Web Deploy won't help either, as
you lost the original sites.