Lots of information exists on the internet concerning how to backup, restore, and move Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS). Here, I will refer to this simply as "Sharepoint". Many developers (including myself) have wondered, "what is the easiest way to fully backup and restore, and even in the process, move, Sharepoint?"...so here an easy way to do a full backup of one Sharepoint server, then restore to another Sharepoint server...
Sharepoint backup from original (source) server:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o backup -url http://mysourceserver:80/ -filename C:\sharepoint_backups\myoriginalsharepointinstance.bak
Sharepoint restore to another (destination) server:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o restore -url http://mydestinationserver/ -overwrite -filename C:\sharepoint_backups\myoriginalsharepointinstance.bak