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  • 1. SharePoint Backup and Restore – Prepare for the worst … Marc Pollentier, Phoenix Solutions Joris Poelmans, Dolmen
  • 2. Agenda
    • Backup, Restore
    • Demo
    • Document, attachment recovery
    • Undelete – different options
    • Resources
  • 3. What Gets Backed Up?
    • All SQL databases
    • Index files and sps.edb
    • SSODB (Single Sign-on Database)
    • Selected virtual servers/site collections
  • 4. What Should Be Backed Up Separately?
    • All customizations such as templates, web part Files, and other file-based information
    • Operating system and binaries
    • System State Data
    • IIS, Virtual Servers and Metabase
  • 5. Three Steps to a Full Farm Backup
    • First, backup your portals, including the Index
      • Using SQL Server + File System will not adequately backup the index due to the index files’ connection to sps.edb
    • Second, backup the IIS Metabase on each Web Server
    • Third, backup the virtual server files for each virtual server
  • 6. Last slide before demo! PORTAL IIS METABASE VIRTUAL SERVER DIRECTORIES BACKUP RESTORE
  • 7. Portal Restore Demo
  • 8. Portal Restore Restore w/ Databases
    • Restoring DB from Databases w/ Central Admin
      • Click - Create a portal site
      • Choose - Restore a portal site
      • Select Servers and databases
      • Choose Virtual Server and specify URL
      • Extend and Map as needed
    • Use SPSBackup to restore index & Legacy Doc Lib
    • Gotchas:
      • Same Portal Topology Required
        • (Child vs. Full)
      • Portal may not be in the same farm twice even with different name (use standby)
      • Same version, same SP, Hotfixes, etc..
  • 9. What to Backup
    • SharePoint SQL Databases
      • Config, Content, Prof & Serv Databases
    • SharePoint Server(s) Drives & System State
      • IIS Metabase
      • Web Part Packages (Assemblies)
      • IIS Home Directories & VDirs
      • Program Files & Common File Customizations
    • Portal Web Stores
      • SPS Indexes (Jet db) & Legacy Doc Libraries
  • 10. SharePoint Backup/Restore Tools
    • SPSBackup – Full SPS 2003 Backup
    • Native SQL Backup – SQL db backup
    • STSAdm – WSS Site Collection Backup/Restore
    • Smigrate – WSS Upgrade and Site & Sub site Migration Tool
    • SPBackup – SharePoint ResKit automate Site Collection Backup
    • SharePoint Database Explorer – SharePoint Reskit restore file from Database
    • TextCopy – SQL tool to copy blob from db to disk
    • Third Party or Partners- AvePoint, CommVault, CA, Veritas etc…
  • 11. SPSBackup
    • Full Farm Backup
    • Spsbackup.exe /all /file <Backup path and file>
    • Central Portal Index Backup example:
    • Spsbackup.exe /portal http://portal /service index /file ervershareackup /overwrite
    • Databases
    • Legacy Doc Lib
    • SPS Indexes
    • XML manifest
      • schema version
      • portal GUID
      • Path to DB backup file
      • Result
    • * Most common issues are write permissions on destination for service account or conflict with other SharePoint jobs
  • 12. Databases Types
    • SharePoint Databases
    • CONFIGDB – Config data of Databases, Virtual Servers, and Site Collections
    • PROFDB - User profiles database
    • SERVDB – Alerts & Search scopes
    • SITEDB - Portal's content, areas, site collections
    • STS_W3SVC#_# - Site Collection data containing documents, lists, surveys, discussions, webs, etc..
  • 13. Database Backup Optimization
    • Database sizes
      • 25GB Database Storage (>250 sites)
      • Number of databases (>300)
    • Cost Savings
      • Direct to Media or Cheaper Disks?
      • DB Backup compression
    • Snapshots, Clones, Volume Mirroring
  • 14. Undelete options
    • Add a recycle bin to Windows SharePoint Services
    • http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/02/RecycleBinforWSS/
    • Deleted items document library
    • http://mindsharpblogs.com/todd/archive/2005/10/06/719.aspx
    • SharePoint Recycle Bin
    • http:// www.gotdotnet.com/Workspaces/Workspace.aspx?id =8437a203-f377-401c-b23d-ae59e6f05b80
  • 15. Backup your frontend webservers
    • IIS metabase
    • Root directories of WSS-extended virtual servers
    • Custom web part assemblies
    • Custom templates
    • Addin software
  • 16. Resources
    • Be Prepared a guide to SharePoint Disaster Prevention and Recovery http ://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2005/11/BePrepared/default.aspx
    • Backup and Restore Options for Windows SharePoint Services
    • http ://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/wss/2/all/adminguide/en-us/stsf20.mspx
    • SharePoint Resource Kit – Chapter 28 : Disaster Recovery in SharePoint Products and technologies
    • MSD2D: Backing up Sharepoint Portal Server 2 (by James Edelen). (5/2/2003)
    • http://www.msd2d.com/Content/Tip_viewitem.aspx?section=Sharepoint&category=Administration&id=425b6c89-886e-4f94-98ee-2a90d57cfdf7