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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

Restoring a backed-up SharePoint object

The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console allows you to restore:

·List items and documents

·Folders

·Lists and Libraries

·Sites or Web Sites

·Site Collections

When you perform a restore, you can choose where to restore the backed-up objects. You can restore:

·By replacing existing objects

·In a new SharePoint location

·To a local copy on a computer

What should I consider when I restore SharePoint objects?

Consider the following questions before attempting to restore any SharePoint objects:

·Which objects do you want to restore?

·Where do you want to restore the objects?

·What are the expected results?

Restoring backed-up SharePoint objects can only be done on the same version of SharePoint from which the Backup was taken. For more information about these considerations, the permissions required to restore SharePoint objects, and the overall restore process, see Understanding the granular restore process.

Why are some SharePoint objects disabled in the Management Console?

The Management Console disables or hides some objects when you do not have the appropriate permissions for those objects. In addition, some objects are disabled or hidden if the backup is archived or moved to another location. If the backup set is archived or moved, you may be able to view the backup set in a list, but you cannot view the objects in the backup set.

If you return the archived backup set to its original backup set storage location, you can view the objects in the backup set. For more information about the permissions required to back up SharePoint objects, see Understanding the granular restore process. For more information about archived backup sets, see Managing Backup Set disk space.

How do I restore a backed-up object?

Use the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console to restore a backed-up object.

To restore a backed-up object

1.In the Management Console, select Granular Restore from the bottom left panel.
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2.Do one of the following in order to begin restoring:

oSelect a farm in the left pane and then select Mounted Databases in the left pane.
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In the top right hand ribbon click the Restore tab.
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oIn the top menu panel click Go and then Restore.
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3.In the ribbon, in the Restore Type area, select the type of restore to perform.
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You can choose one of the following types:

oIn-place. The restored content is returned to the same place in the SharePoint farm in which it originated.
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oOut-of-place. The restored content is stored in a new location that you specify in your SharePoint farm.
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oLocal. The restored content is stored in a location accessible from the computer that hosts the Management Console.
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4.In the Backup Sets field, click the backup set that you want to restore from.
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5.In the Backup Content area, select the check boxes for the content to restore.
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6.In the ribbon, in the Action area, click one of the following:

oTo restore all content, overwriting any existing objects and their properties, click Restore.
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oTo preview a document before restoring it, click Preview Document.
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7.If you clicked Preview Document, review the document in the application that opens. If you clicked Restore use the wizard to complete the restore.
 

To use the Restore wizard

Each one of the restore-able elements has its corresponding properties that can be configured in the restore wizard.

For all the objects of a type container (Site collections, Web Sites, Lists or Libraries and Folders) the restore wizard steps are configured to allow the end user to configure the properties of the child items for each type of container.

Click on the following to see the steps for using the restore wizard for each of the restore-able object types:

·List items and documents

·Folders

·Lists and Libraries

·Sites or Web Sites

·Site Collections

List Items and Documents

Each one of the restore-able elements has its corresponding properties that can be configured in the restore wizard.

For all the objects of a type container (Site collections, Web Sites, Lists or Libraries and Folders) the restore wizard steps are configured to allow the end user to configure the properties of the child items for each type of container.

Click on the following to see the steps for using the restore wizard for each of the restore-able object types:

·List items and documents

·Folders

·Lists and Libraries

·Sites or Web Sites

·Site Collections

Restoring List items and documents

Follow the following steps to restore list items and documents:

1.In the Management Console, select Granular Restore from the bottom left panel.
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2.Select a list item or document to restore and then do one of the following in order to begin restoring:

oSelect a farm in the left pane and then select Mounted Databases in the left pane.
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In the top right hand ribbon click the Restore tab.
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oIn the top menu panel click Go and then Restore.
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3. In the Welcome panel, click Next.

4.On the Restore panel, review the objects to restore, then click Next to continue. If you want to overwrite all the objects that will be restored, then select Overwrite Data.
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5.On the Target panel, specify the target location for where you want your restore to occur (this option is only available when you performan an out-of-place restore, or a restore to a local folder). Click Next.
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6.On the Item Options panel, you get the following options:
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·Copy versions for List Items and Documents: This option allows including major and/or minor versions of the content. Versioning must be enabled on the target destination.

oBy default Copy all versions is selected.

oIf the end user wants to copy just some versions, they must check select Number of versions to copy instead and enter the amount of versions to be used during the restore.

Click Next.

8.On the Permissions panel, specify the permission options for the restore.
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·Copy Item Permissions: Unique permissions to the specific list or library items are going to be restored. This option is not checked by default.

9.On the Summary panel, review the restore settings, then click Restore.
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Restoring Folders

Follow the following steps to restore folders:

1.In the Management Console, select Granular Restore from the bottom left panel.
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2.Select a folder to restore and then do one of the following in order to begin restoring:

oSelect a farm in the left pane and then select Mounted Databases in the left pane.
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In the top right hand ribbon click the Restore tab, and click the Restore button.
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oIn the top menu panel click Go and then Restore.
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3.In the Welcome panel, click Next.

4.On the Restore panel, review the objects to restore, then click Next to continue. If you want to overwrite all the objects that will be restored, then select Overwrite Data.
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5.On the Target panel, specify the target location for where you want your restore to occur (this option is only available when the restore is done out-of-place or to a local folder). Click Next.
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6.On the Folder Options panel, you get the following options:
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·Rename Folder: Gives a new name to the folder on the target destination. The checkbox must be checked and a correct folder name must be typed in the text box.

·Copy Folder Items and Documents: This option allows folder items and documents to be copied. This option is checked by default.

·Copy Versions for Folder Items and Documents: This option allows  the inclusion of major and/or minor versions of the content. Versioning must be enabled on the target destination. This option is checked by default.

oBy default Copy all versions is selected.

oIf the end user wants to copy only some versions, they must check the radio button Number of versions to copy and enter the number of versions to be used during restore.

Click Next.

7.On the Permissions panel, specify which permissions you would like to copy:
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·Copy Item Permissions: Unique permissions to the specific list or library items are going to be restored. This option is not checked by default.

·Copy Folder Permissions: Unique permissions for the folder and child folders are going to be restored. This option is not checked by default, you can choose to copy items, folders, and list permissions.

Click Next.

8.On the Summary panel, review the restore settings, then click Restore.
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