This article describes best practice procedures to perform a backup, restore and disaster recovery redeployment of QCS (Quest Collaboration Services) server.
To protect the configuration database from power and hardware failures, Quest Collaboration Services is already configured to perform automatic configuration backup and restore operations by default.
All critical data is saved in the database file containing currently existing collections, statistics and the service configuration information.
Automatic backup and restore are enabled by default and the configuration data backup is located in the %Program Files%\Quest Software\Collaboration Services\DataBackup folder. If a failure occurs, the service will automatically detect whether any configuration data is corrupted and perform an automatic restore.
However if the entire QCS server fails due to some hardware issue or another problem occurs that may result in the data loss, the following disaster recovery approach is recommended in addition to the automatic backup of product configuration data.