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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

Search for Backup

1.On the Search SQL Backup page, use the available search parameters to find specific full, differential, and transition log backups. You can search by name, date, backup type, SQL Server. Select a Backup and click Next.
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2.On the Options page, enter a Content Database Mount Name, and a Content Database Mount Description. Select the location for the SQL data files from the drop down list, and enter the Password and/or Media Password for any backups that were created with passwords. Click Next to continue.
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3.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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4.On the Summary Page, click Mount in order to mount the BAK File.
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5.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Browse for Backup

1.On the File Location page, click Add to add a backup file. You may add multiple backup files but they must be on the same content database. Click Next.
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2.On the Options page, enter a Content Database Mount Name, and a Content Database Mount Description. Select the location for the SQL data files from the drop down list, and enter the Password and/or Media Password for any backups that were created with passwords. Click Next to continue.
 
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3.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
 
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4.On the Summary Page, click Mount in order to mount the BAK File.
 
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5.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Mounting a SQL Server Data and Log (MDF/LDF) File

The SQL Server Data and Log (MDF/LDF) File option allows you to mount content databases from data (MDF) and log (LDF) files.

In order to Mount a SQL Server Data and Log File, do the following:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.Launch the Mount and Link Content Database wizard by doing one of the following:

·Select Mount and Link CDB from the top menu.
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·Select File, and choose the Mount and Link CDB option.
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·Select the Import and Mount tab from the left hand panel, and choose the Mount and Link Content Database option.
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3.Click Next in the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select SQL Server Data and Log File (MDF/LDF) File as the content database source type. Click Next.
 
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5.On the Target SQL Server page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Next.
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6.On the File Location page, click Add to add Data and Log files. Click Next.
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7.On the Options page, give the content database mount a name and a description. If the backup was created using Microsoft SQL Server Filestream, select the checkbox Filestream folder path and specify the location. Click Next.
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8.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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9.On the Summary Page, click Mount in order to mount the MDF/LDF File.
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10.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Mounting SharePoint Full Farm Backup

The SharePoint Full Farm Backup option allows you to mount backups taken by SharePoint from Central Administration or Powershell (Backup-SPFarm). These backups usually contain multiple .BAK files so you must select the folder that contains all the backup files.

In order to mount a SharePoint Full Farm Backup, do the following:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.Launch the Mount and Link Content Database wizard by doing one of the following:

·Select Mount and Link CDB from the top menu.
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·Select File, and choose the Mount and Link CDB option.
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·Select the Import and Mount tab from the left hand panel, and choose the Mount and Link Content Database option.
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3.Click Next in the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select SharePoint Full Farm Backup as the content database source type. Click Next.
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5.On the Target SQL server page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Next.
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6.On the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint File Location page, enter the Backup Directory Location that contains the SharePoint Full Farm Backup. Select a Metalogix Backup for SharePoint set from the dropdown list. Select the Content Database that you wish to mount. Click Next.
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7.On the Options page, give the content database mount a name and a description. If the backup was created using Microsoft SQL Server Filestream, select the checkbox Filestream folder path and specify the location. Click Next.
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8.On the Staging Path page, select the network location that will be your staging path. Click Next. The staging path used must be located on a machine where the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Service user is a local administrator, otherwise you cannot mount the database.
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9.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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10.On the Summary page, click Mount in order to mount the SharePoint Full Farm Backup.
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11.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

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