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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.6 - Advanced Installation Guide

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Installing and deploying Metalogix Backup for SharePoint

You can install and deploy Metalogix Backup for SharePoint in any network environment. You must have at least one Microsoft SharePoint farm deployed to use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint.

·Learn about the architecture and components.

·Review the requirements.

·View the installation instructions.

Installing Metalogix Backup for SharePoint

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint helps you to back up and restore the content of SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms and the farm components that make up your SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms. Before you can use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you must select one or more computers to host the product components and install it on those computers. The computers that host the components must meet minimum requirements for the components that you install. For more information about the requirements, see Product requirements.

For more information about installing Metalogix Backup for SharePoint on a "standalone" SharePoint server or a "basic install" of SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019, see Installing on a standalone SharePoint server.

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TIP: The account that you use to install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint must not have Windows User Account Control (UAC) enabled when you install. If UAC is enabled, the installation cannot finish successfully.

How do I install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint?

Use the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Installation files to install the product. You can install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint on any computer that meets or exceeds the product requirements.

To install all of the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint components on a single computer

1.Log on to the computer where you want to install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. You should use a user account that is a member of the local administrators group on the computer. In addition, the account that you use must have the sysadmin role assigned for the SQL Server instance that hosts the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint repository database.

2.Unzip the installation files to a folder.

3.Locate and double click the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint.exe  file.

4.Read the guides and click the Install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint button.
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5.The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint installation wizard will open and automatically run a system check. Once the check has completed, you will either have to address the checks that did not pass, or if all checks have passed then you can click Next.
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6.On the Welcome page, click Next.

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7.On the License Agreement page, review the terms of the license agreement, and then click I accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next.

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8.On the Destination Folder page, select a location to install the components, and then click Next.
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9.On the Setup Type page, click Full Install to install all Metalogix Backup for SharePoint components on a single computer or click Console Only to install only the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, and then click Next.
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NOTE: If you chose to install all of the components and the Microsoft firewall is enabled on the host computer, the Microsoft Firewall Enabled page reminds you to open the required ports for the Management Service. Click Continue.

10.If you chose to install all of the components, the Install the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Repository page appears.
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a.SQL Server instance - locate a SQL Server instance that will host the repository. If the SQL server is co-located on the same computer, select (local) for SQL Server Instance.

b.Database Name - accept the default name or enter a custom database name for the repository database.

c.Use SQL 2012 Native Client (Supports TLS 1.1 or 1.2) - Select the check box if you want to use a TLS connection. When you select the check box, an information appears if you have not installed the SQL 2012 Native Client.

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d.Use Microsoft SQL Server Authentication - select this check box to specify the credentials that the Setup Wizard uses to connect to the SQL Server. Otherwise leave this check box unchecked to use the default Windows Authentication.

11.Click Next. The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Service Account page appears.

12.On the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Service Account page, specify SQL Server Authentication credentials that the Management Service uses to connect to the repository database, and then click Next.

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13.On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.

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14.On the Setup Wizard Completed page, click Finish. If you leave Launch Management Console selected, the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console starts.

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Installing on a standalone SharePoint server

When you install Microsoft SharePoint, you can choose to perform a "standalone" or basic install on a single server that hosts all of the SharePoint components. The installer optimizes the component settings on a standalone SharePoint farm for the standalone environment. If you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint on a standalone farm, you must make certain changes to these settings to give Metalogix Backup for SharePoint access to both the farm components and its own components.

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TIP: When you install on a multi-server farm, you do not need to make these changes. The changes are required only for standalone or basic installations of SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019.

You must make these changes to your standalone SharePoint server before you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. Until you make the changes, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint cannot complete the Configuration wizard and install the Backup Service.

Backup Installation on SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 Farms

Before you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint on a standalone SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 server, you should make the following changes to your SharePoint farm in the SQL Server Configuration Manager:

·Enable TCP/IP for the SQL Server instance. The instance name is <server name>\SHAREPOINT.

·Enable Named Pipes for the SQL Server instance.

In the Services Control Panel, do the following:

·Set the startup type of the SQL Server Agent to Automatic.

·Set the startup type of the SQL Server Browser to Automatic.

·Start or restart the SQL Server Agent.

You can then install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint and run the Configuration wizard. For more information about installing, see the section titled Installing Metalogix Backup for SharePoint.

When you have completed the Configuration wizard, immediately quit the Management Console. In the Services Control Panel, you should change the login account for the SharePoint VSS Writer service to LocalSystem then restart the service.

Before you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, the SharePoint VSS Writer service runs as Local Service. As part of the Configuration wizard, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint issues the command stsadm registervsswriter, which changes the account. When you set the service to run as LocalSystem, you are returning the service to its original settings.

After making the changes, you can use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint normally.

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