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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.5.1 - User Guide

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Configuring the alert settings

The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console lets you configure the conditions that trigger alerts. You can set the alert settings individually for each farm. For more information about the items that can trigger alerts, see Learning about alerts.

How do I configure the alert settings for a farm?

Use the Alert Settings dialog box to configure the alert settings for a farm.

To configure the alert settings for a farm

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:

oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane or the Configuration pane, click the name of the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then click Tools > Alert Settings.
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then click Configure Alert Settings.
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oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server icon in the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then in the ribbon, click Alerts, then click Configure Alert Settings.
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2.In the Alert Settings dialog box, click Alerts.
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3.In the Alerts pane, configure the settings for the farm alerts.
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4.Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes.

Managing the alert notification settings

The Alert Notification tab of the Alert Settings dialog box lets you specify how Metalogix Backup for SharePoint handles alerts. You can specify that alerts are entered in the Alert Log, sent as an email, or both. If you choose to send an email, you must specify the following settings:

Option

Description

Sender Name

If the SMTP server that you specify allows anonymous emails, the name that you specify appears in the email as the sender of the alert message. If your SMTP email server requires authentication, the sender name is the name of the authorized user.

Reply‑to address

The address that receives any replies to the alert notification. This must be a valid email address.

Recipient(s)

Enter one or more recipients of the alert email. If you enter more than one recipient, separate addresses with semicolons (;).

Message footer

The specified text appears below the alert in the message.

SMTP Server Address

The address of the SMTP mail server that Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses to send the email.

SMTP Server Port

The TCP/IP port that Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses to connect to the SMTP server.

Use an SSL encrypted connection

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection to connect to the SMTP server you specify. The SMTP server must be configured to allow SSL connections.

SMTP Server requires authentication

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses the user name and password that you specify for the SMTP server when it sends the alert email. If the SMTP server that you specify uses integrated security, the reply-to address that you specify must be a valid email account that matches the user name and password that you specify.

You specify alert settings individually for each farm.

How do I configure the alert notification settings?

You use the Alert Notification tab of the Alert Settings dialog box to configure your alert notifications.

To configure the alert notification settings

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:

oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane or the Configuration pane, click the name of the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then click Tools > Alert Settings.
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oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server icon in the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then in the ribbon, click Alerts, then click Configure Alert Settings.
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2.In the Alert Settings dialog box, click Alert Notification.
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3.Specify your Alert Notification preferences.
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4.Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes.

How do I test email alert notification settings?

You use the Test Email Settings button in the Alert Notification tab of the Alert Settings dialog box to test the email settings you specified for email alerts.

To set up and test the email alert notification settings

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:

oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane or the Configuration pane, click the name of the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then click Tools > Alert Settings.
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oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server icon in the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then in the ribbon, click Alerts, then click Configure Alert Settings.
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2.In the Alert Settings dialog box, click Alert Notification.
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3.Input the required information for the email address which you would like Backup to set alert notifications to. Click Test Email Settings to send a test email using the current settings.
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4.Click OK to close the dialog box.

Configuring alert grooming

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint alert grooming lets you automatically remove any alert notifications that are older than the number of days specified. Groomed alerts no longer appear in the Alerts page in the Management Console. By default, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint grooms alerts older than 30 days, automatically deleting older alerts. To change alert grooming, you must configure the settings separately for each farm.

How do I configure the alert grooming settings?

You use the Alert Settings dialog box in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console.

To configure Alert Grooming settings

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:

oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane or the Configuration pane, click the name of the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then click Tools > Alert Settings.
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oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server icon in the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then in the ribbon, click Alerts, then click Configure Alert Settings.
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2.In the Alert Settings dialog box, click Alert Grooming.
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3.Click Do not groom alerts or click Groom alerts older than <> days and choose the number of days to groom alerts after.
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4.Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes you made to the alert grooming settings.

Managing backup set disk space

The Today pages in the Farm Backup/Restore view in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console lets you monitor the disk space that your backup sets use. You can also view the disk space that remains in the backup location that you specified.

For more information about using the Today page, see Viewing activity and status on the farm Today page.

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint lets you archive older backup sets to alternate media. You can save archived backup sets that are no longer actively used. You can then reuse the disk space those backup sets used for newer backups. If circumstances require it, you can import the archived backup set and restore objects from the archived set. For more information about archiving and importing backup sets, see Archiving backup sets and Importing backup sets.

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