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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

Specify the Target SQL Server Location

The Target SQL Server panel of the Backup wizard or the Backup Schedule wizard will only become available if a Content Database was selected to be mounted in the previous options panel. The Target SQL Server panel lets you select the SQL Server location where the content databases will be mounted. Once you have selected the Target SQL Server location, select the authentication type, and enter credentials when needed. Click Next.


Specifying the Staging Path

The Staging Path panel of the Backup wizard or the Backup Schedule wizard only becomes available when a TSM location is selected as the Backup Set Location in the Options panel. This panel displays the locations added that are not TSM locations. Once you have selected a staging path, click Next.


Reviewing the Backup Summary

The Summary panel of the Backup wizard, and the Backup Schedule wizard lets you view a summary of the options you have specified. Review the summary, and then click Backup. To change an option, click Back or Cancel.


Restoring SharePoint farm backups

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint can restore SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 farms that have been previously backed-up using Metalogix Backup for SharePoint versions 4.0 through the latest.

To use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you must have your farm configured to use VSS. If VSS is not enabled, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint will not be able to back up your SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 farms.

VSS is included in Windows Server 2003 and later versions of Windows. For information about how VSS works, please consult your Windows Server documentation, or the Microsoft article Volume Shadow Copy Service Overview at

Only SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016 farms can use Farm Backup/Restore.

See the following topics for more information:

·Viewing the granular restore status and results

·Reviewing the SharePoint farm objects to restore

·Selecting the location for an out-of-place restore

·Viewing the farm configuration

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