You can delete any unused SharePoint farm from the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console. You cannot back up from or restore to a farm after you remove it.
How do I remove a farm?
You use the Remove Farm dialog box to remove a farm from the Management Console.
To remove a farm
1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:
oClick the name of the farm that you want to delete, then click File > Remove Farm.
oIn the left Farm Backup/Restore or Configure pane, right-click the farm that you want to delete, and click Remove Farm.
2.In the Warning dialog box, click Yes to remove the farm.
When you add a farm to the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, you install the Backup Service on the SharePoint servers that make up your SharePoint farm. You can also install the Backup Service on SharePoint servers manually. For more information about installing the Backup Service, see Installing the Backup Service manually.
If the Management Service is unable to contact the primary Backup Service when it performs a backup or restore operation, it can assign the job to a secondary Backup Service installed on a Web front end (WFE) in the same farm.
When the Management Service assigns a job to a Backup Service, it checks Backup Service availability in the same order used for fault tolerance. If the first Backup Service in the fault tolerance list is busy, the Management Service tries the next, and so on until it locates an available Backup Service.
If all of the Backup Service instances are busy, the Management Service waits for the first available Backup Service. For more information about load balancing, see Understanding load balancing.
TIP: Farm backups are always processed by the Backup Service installed on the server.
How can I select the failover order for the Backup Service instances installed on a single SharePoint farm?
You use the Configuration pane in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console to control the failover order for the Backup Service instances installed on the WFEs in a single SharePoint farm.
To change the failover order for a farm
1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Configuration.
2.In the Configuration pane, do one of the following:
oClick the name of the farm whose fault tolerance settings you want to change.
oClick the name of a server in the farm whose fault tolerance settings you want to change.
oClick the SharePoint version you want to use, and then click the name of the farm whose fault tolerance settings you want to change.
3.In the right pane, in the ribbon, click Fault Tolerance.
4.In the Backup Services field, review the failover order for the Backup Service instances. Click a Backup Service, then click Move Up or Move Down to change the failover order. Click Set as Primary to designate that Backup Service as the primary service for the farm. When you set a service as primary, it moves to the first place in the list of Backup Service instances.
The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Self-Service Recovery feature lets SharePoint site collection administrators and other users download SharePoint library items from Metalogix Backup for SharePoint to their hard disk.
Before you can use the Self-Service Recovery feature, the administrator must deploy it and configure the options. After deploying the feature, the site collection administrator of each site collection where the feature is enabled can download backed-up library item files. The site collection administrator can also delegate authority to individual users to download files.
Delegated users can download files from the backup sets that Metalogix Backup for SharePoint creates if both their current permissions for the files and their permissions at the time of the backup allow them to view the files.
See the following topics to manage the Self-Service Recovery solution:
Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Self-Service Recovery extends the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint platform to support SharePoint user experience by default. When you create a site collection using a specific SharePoint version, you can select a user experience for that version by selecting version-specific templates.
Look and feel of the SharePoint Self-Service Recovery feature
The Self-Service Recovery feature adopts the new look, feel, and capabilities of SharePoint including transparent dashboards, searching items within filters, and custom background images.
Site collections from different SharePoint versions
Metalogix Backup for SharePoint allows you to deploy the Self-Service Recovery feature inside a Web application, even if the application includes a mix of site collections from different SharePoint versions.
After you activate the deployed solution as a SharePoint feature on the parent Web application of the site collections, you must:
1.Go to SharePoint Site Collection Administration. Do this by going to Central Administration, Site Settings, and then Site Collection Features, found under the Site Collection Administration section,
2.Click Activate to activate Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Self-Service Recovery solution.