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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

Specifying a differential backup schedule

The Differential Schedule panel of the Backup Schedule wizard appears if you selected Schedule a Backup on the Backup tab, and then selected Schedule full and differential backup as the backup option on the Options panel of the wizard. If you selected Backup Now, the tab does not appear in the Backup Schedule wizard.

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Specify the schedule for the backup operation, then click Next.

Both the Management Service and the Backup Service must be running to start a backup operation. The time and date you specify identifies when to start the backup operation. If you specify an end date and time, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint does not start a new operation after that time. Any running backup operations continue to run.
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NOTE: Differential Backups, whether scheduled or not, will be displayed with Manual Full Backup in the console.

Specifying backup schedule alerts

The Alerts panel in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Schedule wizard lets you specify the conditions that trigger alerts when the backup runs. You can click one of the following:

·Use the default alert configuration for this backup schedule

·Use the following alert settings in addition to the default alert settings
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When you click Use the following alert settings, you can specify how any of the following conditions affect alerts. These settings are used in addition to the default alert settings:

Backup operation failed

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when an operation fails.
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Backup operation succeeded with warnings

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when a backup or restore operation succeeds but encounters errors.
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Backup operation successful

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when an operation succeeds. Backup, restore, and preview operations can all generate Successful alerts.
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Backup operation canceled

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when a user cancels a backup or restore operation.
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Secondary Backup Service used for the operation

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert if it uses a secondary Backup Service to perform a backup.
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Differential backup set size triggered a full backup for the next scheduled time

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when the size of a differential backup triggers a full backup during the next scheduled backup.

You specify when the differential backup size triggers a full backup when you create the scheduled backup.
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Backup operation took longer than <number> <unit>

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint generates an alert when a backup takes longer than the amount of time that you specify.
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Write alerts to the Application event log on the Management Service computer

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint notes alerts generated by the scheduled backup in the Application event log on the computer that hosts the Management Service. You can use the Windows Event Log viewer to review the event log.
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Send alerts as email

When selected, sends any alerts generated by the scheduled backup as an email to the recipient or recipients that you specify.
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Recipients - The SMTP email addresses of one or more recipients to send alerts generated by the scheduled backup. You can click Alert Email Settings to configure the outgoing SMTP mail server.

Message Footer - Text included in the generated email below the alert.

Enter appropriate values, then click Next.

Specifying backup schedule grooming

The Grooming panel in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Schedule wizard lets you specify the conditions that trigger alerts when the backup runs. You can click one of the following:

·Use the default grooming settings for this backup schedule

·Use the following grooming settings instead of the default grooming settings
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When you click Use the following grooming settings, you can specify when and how Metalogix Backup for SharePoint deletes out-of-date backup sets from the repository database and the storage location that you specify. For more information about grooming, see Learning about data grooming.

You can specify the following settings, which replace the default grooming settings:

Retain last x good backup set(s)

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint always saves at least the number of backup sets that you specify, without regard to the age of the sets. When you enable both this setting and the "Delete backup sets from repository and disk after x days" settings, the oldest retained set may be older than the age that you specify.
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Delete backup sets from repository and disk after x days

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint deletes the data after the specified number of days.
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Retain last x log files

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint always saves at least the number of log files that you specify, without regard to the age of the log file.
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Specify appropriate values, and then click Next.

Specifying the Mount Options

Mount Options for Backup Wizard

The Mount Options panel of the Backup wizard lets you select which content databases will be mounted. Selecting a content database for mounting will make the content database immediately available for granular restores. Once you have selected the content databases for mounting, Click Next.
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Mount Options for Backup Schedule Wizard

The Mount Options panel of the Backup Schedule wizard lets you select which content databases will be mounted, as well as the database size limit, and the number of databases to keep. Selecting a content database for mounting will make the content database immediately available for granular restores. Once you have selected the content databases for mounting, Click Next.
 
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