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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.5.1 - User Guide

Product Overview Getting Started Configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Reviewing backup status Backing up and restoring farm components Restoring granular objects

Reviewing backup status

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint lets you review the backup status of your farms and the servers and the web applications that make them up. The information that appears varies, depending on the component that you select. For more information about the information that appears, see the following:

·Viewing the farm status for farm backups

·Viewing activity and status on the farm Today page

·Reviewing farm backup status

·Viewing restore operation status and results

Viewing the farm status for farm backups

When you select the SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 Farms group in the Farm Backup/Restore pane, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint displays the Farm Backup/Restore Today page for multiple farms. The Today page includes summary information about all of the farms that you have added to the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console. The information includes the following:

·Farm status

·Farm component protection status

·Storage status

·Unprotected components

In addition, the Today page lets you perform common tasks. You can do the following in the Today page:

·Add a farm

·Remove a farm

·Manage backup locations

If you have not established any scheduled backups, you can also set up a scheduled backup for the default farm.

You can also click a farm name for more information about the farm or click a backup location for additional information about the backup location.

How do I view the single-farm Today page?

You can open the Today page for any SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 farm from the Farm Backup/Restore Today page.

To open the Today page for a SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 farm

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, click any farm inside SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 Farms.
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3.Review the Today page for the farm.
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How do I add a farm?

You can right-click a farm name under SharePoint 2010, 2013 or 2016 in the Farm Backup/Restore pane, then click Add Farm.
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How do I remove a farm?

You can right-click a farm name under SharePoint 2010, 2013 0r 2016 in the Farm Backup/Restore pane, then click Remove Farm.
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When you click Remove Farm, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint removes the named farm. The farm in the command is the most recently selected farm. A farm is selected when you click the farm name or any farm component in the Farm Backup/Restore pane. If you have not selected a farm or a farm element since starting the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint selects the default farm. For more information about removing farms, see Removing a farm.

How do I manage backup locations?

You can manage the backup locations through the preferences option, accessed in the following ways:

·Click the preferences Icon in the top banner.
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·Select Tools from the top drop-down menu and then select Preferences.
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These two approaches will open the opens the Preferences dialog box for the most recently selected farm. A farm is selected when you click the farm name or any farm component in the Farm Backup/Restore pane. If you have never selected a farm or a farm element, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint opens the dialog box for the default farm. For more information about setting the Backup Service preferences, see Defining the Backup Service preferences.
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Viewing activity and status on the farm Today page

The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Today page includes summary information and general statistics for the selected SharePoint farm. The Overview tab of the main window in the Management Console includes additional details about each backup or restore operation, and reflects the status of the Web applications that make up the farm.

The Today window lets you quickly review statistics about the recent use of Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. You can review the following stats:

·The total number of backup and restore operations for the last seven days.

·The amount and percentage of remaining disk space to store your backup sets in the default backup location.

·The status of all operations that occurred today.

·The status of operations scheduled for today.

The Today page also provides quick access to common tasks.

You can use the Backup Location Disk Space section of the Today page to monitor the amount of disk space available to store your backup sets. When you monitor the disk space available, you can help ensure that your backup operations do not fail due to insufficient disk space.

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You can use the Today's Alerts section in the Today page to view any alert notifications that apply to operations that took place today as well as operations scheduled for today. You can also click Backup and Restore Operations to view both the completed and the scheduled backup and restore operations for today.

How do I open the Today page?

The Today page applies to the entire farm that you select or you can view the status of multiple farms simultaneously. For more information about viewing the farm status for farm see Viewing the farm status for farm backups.

To open the farm Today page

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.Click the name of the farm whose Today page you want to view.
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How do I make more disk space available for backup sets?

To make additional disk space available, you can archive older backup sets. If necessary, you can import the archived backup sets and restore objects from the archived set. For more information about archiving or importing backup sets, see Archiving backup sets or Importing backup sets.

What common tasks can I perform from the farm Today page?

You can perform the following tasks from the farm today page:

·Perform full farm backups

·Schedule a backup

·Restore from a farm backup or restore an object

·View and manage alerts

·Manage fault tolerance

Backing up and restoring farm components

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint helps to back up SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 farms, as well as the servers and databases that make them up.

Backups can be made on demand, or on a schedule specified in advance. When performing a backup, always start with a full backup. Subsequent backups can then be either full backups like the first one, or smaller, differential backups that only contain objects that have changed since the last full backup. When you restore, you can use the backed-up data to reinstate your SharePoint farm. For additional information about backing up and restoring your farms, see Backing up SharePoint farms and Restoring SharePoint farm backups.

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NOTE: Differential Backups, whether scheduled or not, will be displayed with Manual Full Backup in the console.

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