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Backup is not backup. Restore is Backup.

In this presentation, SharePoint expert and author John Ferringer will help you turn the focus away from what you should do before a disaster and start thinking about what you need to do after it. John will cover the characteristics of a successful restore, how to know when you've recovered your backups properly, and what you can do to better position your backups for a successful restore when the chips are down.

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Backup is not Backup.

   Restore is Backup.
About Me

   John Ferringer
   Senior Manager – Sogeti, LLC
   SharePoint Admin and Author
   @ferringer on Twitter
   Blog: www.MyCentralAdmin.com
Overview

   Why Backup is not Backup
   Why Restore is Backup
   Restore starts with Backup
   Restore and DR Planning
   The Nuts and Bolts of Restore
Backup is not Backup

 Huh?
 Why do you do it?
 How do you know
  it’s working?
Restore is Backup

 Why do you back up?
     To Restore!
 But remember:
     you can’t Restore
     without a backup!
Start with Effective Backups
 Check your Backup frequency
   Know your RTO and RPO
 Run them at the right time
 Know the tool you’re using
 Make sure they worked
     Storage
     Logs
     Test the results
     Practice!
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Backup is not backup. Restore is Backup.

  • 1. Backup is not Backup. Restore is Backup.
  • 2. About Me  John Ferringer  Senior Manager – Sogeti, LLC  SharePoint Admin and Author  @ferringer on Twitter  Blog: www.MyCentralAdmin.com
  • 3. Overview  Why Backup is not Backup  Why Restore is Backup  Restore starts with Backup  Restore and DR Planning  The Nuts and Bolts of Restore
  • 4. Backup is not Backup  Huh?  Why do you do it?  How do you know it’s working?
  • 5. Restore is Backup  Why do you back up? To Restore!  But remember: you can’t Restore without a backup!
  • 6. Start with Effective Backups  Check your Backup frequency  Know your RTO and RPO  Run them at the right time  Know the tool you’re using  Make sure they worked  Storage  Logs  Test the results  Practice!
  • 7. We Talkin About Practice!
  • 8. Restore and DR Planning  Recovery Point Objective (RPO)  How far back do you protect?  Recovery Time Objective (RTO)  How quickly do you recover?  Who does the Restore?  How do you execute the Restore?  What gets Restored first?
  • 9. What do you Restore?  Content  Content  Content  Service Apps?  User Profiles?  What do you REALLY need?
  • 10. How are you going to Restore it?  Mind your P’s  Plan (DR)  Practice  Know your tools  Central Admin  PowerShell  SQL Server  End User recovery
  • 11. Do you know what you had?  Is it documented?  What to capture?  SharePoint version  Farm Configuration  Search Configuration  Customizations  Authentication Providers
  • 12. The Nuts and Bolts of Restore
  • 13. What type of Restore?  Catastrophic  Granular  This is Export, not Restore  Restores come in all shapes and sizes
  • 14. What SharePoint Release?  Your Version matters!  SharePoint 2007 or earlier  SharePoint 2010  SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1
  • 15. Wrapping it up  Questions?  My blog: http://www.MyCentralAdmin.com  Follow me on Twitter: @Ferringer