Backup & Recovery

The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".

These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how Backup Exec solves these challenges.

Each Blueprint consists of:

  • Pain Points: What challenges customers face
  • Whiteboard: Shows how Backup Exec solves the customer challenges
  • Recommended Configuration: Shows recommended installation
  • Do’s: Gives detailed configurations suggested by Symantec
  • Don'ts: What configurations & pitfalls customers should avoid
  • Advantages: Summarizes the Backup Exec advantages

The Need for Backup Solutions Designed for Microsoft SharePoint

Ensuring the content within a SharePoint infrastructure is safely protected can be a critical component to a company's ongoing success. The loss of SharePoint data could result in delays in effective communications both internally and externally – leading to losses in productivity and revenues. Today's information and technology administrators need reliable, easy to manage, and efficient backup and recovery solutions to protect their SharePoint intellectual property.

SharePoint Protection Challenges and Objectives

Administrators responsible for the backup and recovery of SharePoint environments understand the challenges associated with backup technologies that are not specifically designed to protect SharePoint servers. A modern and reliable backup strategy for Microsoft SharePoint provides an essential safeguard to help protect critical data.

Objectives of performing SharePoint backups include:

  • Recovering lost data in the event of a disaster
  • Recovering unintentionally deleted content
  • Minimizing the amount of data lost as the result of a disaster
  • Moving data between installations as part of a hardware or software upgrade
  • Minimizing the downtime cost of a SharePoint infrastructure being offline

It is important for administrators to choose what to protect and recover in a SharePoint environment. Business requirements will help in making the determination of which SharePoint components to protect, and the granularity with which they need to be recovered.

Typically customers use the Agent for Applications and Databases for three types of SharePoint recovery:

  • Granular Recovery of individual SharePoint objects, such as files and list items.
  • Recovery of a SharePoint component or database
  • Full recovery of a SharePoint environment

Backup Exec 2014 and Microsoft SharePoint

Backup Exec 2014 and the Agent for Applications and Databases include features and capabilities designed specifically to protect SharePoint environments and solve each of the problems listed above. The Agent for Applications and Databases enables backup administrators to perform proper and intelligent backup and restore operations, which incorporate online, non-disruptive SharePoint protection as part of everyday backup routines.

You can download the full Blueprint from the link below.

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