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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.5.1 - Evaluation Guide

Backup Individual Web Front Ends

This scenario demonstrates the way in which to complete a backup of a Web Front End. This scenario assumes that your Metalogix Backup for SharePoint environment is connected to at least one SharePoint farm that contains a separate Database server and a separate Web Front End.

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.In the Farm Backup/Restore pane, select your Web Front End server.

3.In the right pane, click the Backup tab.

4.In the select farm components to back up area, check off All Farm Components.

5.Select Full Backup from the Action section of the top left hand panel. This will start the backup wizard.
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6.On the welcome screen of the backup wizard, click Next.

7. On the Backup panel, insure that All Farm Components are selected. Click Next.

8.On the Options panel name the backup "WFE Backup 1", in the Backup Description section write "WFE Evaluation Backup". Click Next.
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9.On the Mount Options panel, select the content databases on which to mount the backup. Click Next.

10.On the Target SQL Server panel, select the SQL Server and its credentials where the content database will be mounted. Click Next.

11.On the Summary panel, click Backup.

Confirmation

1.Go to the Operation Queue tab in the top left hand panel in order to see the backup operation's progress.

2.You can view the completed backup operation on the Overview tab, found in the top left hand panel.
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In this scenario you:

?Created a backup of a Web Front End server on a farm.

Granular Restore

This section will review how to import and mount a content database, and then run through various scenarios that will allow you to perform granular restore operations.

Import and Mount a Content Database

This scenario demonstrates the way in which to import and mount a Content Database. This scenario assumes that your Metalogix Backup for SharePoint environment is connected to at least one SharePoint farm, and has a content database accessible for importing and mounting. In the following steps we will use the backup created in the Backup of all Databases scenario in this document.

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.In the top most panel, select Mount and Link CDB
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3.Click Next on the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select Metalogix Full Farm Backup as the content database source type. Click Next.

5.On the Target SQL Server page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Next.

6.On the Backup Objects page, select the "Backup 1" from the drop down list. This should be the set created during the Backup of All Databases evaluation scenario in this guide. Select all the content databases in the list for mounting. Click Next.  

7.On the Options page, give the content database mount the name "Backup 1 Database Mount" and "Evaluation Database Mount" as the description. Click Next.
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8.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.

9.On the Summary page, click Mount in order to mount the Metalogix Full Farm Backup.

Confirmation

1.Go to the Operation Queue tab in the top left hand panel in order to see the progress of Backup 1 being mounted.

2.You can view the completed mounting of Backup 1 on the Overview tab, found in the top left hand panel.
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In this scenario you:

?Mounted a Metalogix Full Farm Backup to all your content databases.

Navigate a Mounted Database and Restore an Item

The following two scenarios demonstrate the way in which to navigate a mounted backup and restore an item. Both scenarios will use the mounted backup created in the Import and Mount a Backup scenario in this document.

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