I am not an trained sysAdmin or network engineer, just a programmer who has picked up some knowledge over the years, and at the moment I find myself managing an IIS 7.5 deployment on WinServer 2008 R2.
I need to know if there is a fairly painless way to save my entire IIS 7.5 configuration - including app pools and their settings, security params, etc. for backup/recovery etc.
I know there are a few config files that persist IIS settings - is it enough to archive them somewhere and load them if I need to restore my configuration?
If so, which files are needed for this? Where are they located? What else might need to be done so that I can always restore my production IIS settings when necessary?