IIS 6.0 Administrative backup. The metabase is a hierarchical structure to store the configuration settings for IIS. It performs the same function as the system registry on Windows, but it is specific to IIS. The metabase configuration and scheme for Microsoft IIS 4.0 and Microsoft IIS 5.0 is stored in a binary file, which is not easy to read and edit. IIS 6.0 instead of a single binary file (MetBase.bin) is a plain text XML-formatted files, named as MetBase.xml and MSSchema.xml. These files are stored on your computer in the folder% SystemRoot% System32Inetsrv (note that C: Windows as a rule, the root system). Only users in the group 'Administrators can view and modify these files. IIS administrators can create backup copy of the file using IIS Manager or software scripts.
Backup files – copies of the metabase configuration file (MetBase.xml) and matching metabase schema file (MSSchema.xml). This article describes how you can easily create a backup metabase, so you can recover administrative settings. Creating an administrative backup the IIS 6.0 metabase NOTE: You must have administrator privileges to perform this task. There is no need to stop the IIS. 1. Others including Mikkel Svane, offer their opinions as well. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services. 2. Right-click on the name of your computer in IIS Manager, select All Tasks, and then click Backup / Restore Configuration.
3. Click Create Backup in the dialog box Configuration Backup / Restore, and then type a name for the archive. NOTE: If you want to create a secure backup, select the Encrypt backup using password in the dialog box Configuration Backup, type a password into the Password, and enter the same password in Confirm password.