The series of Technical White Papers we are currently publishing are updated papers on the release of Backup Exec 2014. They are designed to introduce Symantec partners and end users to key technologies and technical concepts that are associated with the Symantec Backup Exec. The information within a Technical White Paper will assist partners and end users as they design and implement data protection solutions based on Symantec Backup and Recovery products.
This white paper is intended to assist technical personnel as they design and implement Backup Exec 2014 and the Agent for Applications and Databases to protect servers hosting Microsoft SharePoint, and make related decisions. The business value of the Agent for Applications and Databases for Microsoft SharePoint servers will also be touched upon in this white paper.
This white paper includes the following topics:
Collaboration can be defined as the hosting and sharing of information within an organization or between a business and their customers. Today, as organizations grow, collaboration applications and tools have become a critical need for companies of all sizes. Microsoft’s SharePoint products are designed to improve organizational effectiveness, enable comprehensive content management and search capabilities, including business process sharing and information sharing across boundaries for better business insight.
Microsoft’s SharePoint products provide a simple web mechanism for management and abstraction of information from the web server, with the ultimate goal of enabling business users to leverage web features without having to understand technical aspects of web development.
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:
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:
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.
When you use the Agent for Application and Databases to protect Microsoft SharePoint, you can back up and restore the following:
Complete SharePoint Protection in a Single Solution
The Agent for Applications and Databases delivers state-of-the-art technology for the protection of growing Microsoft SharePoint environments, including the following:
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