When you upgrade Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you can use the Deploy SharePoint Components dialog in the Management Console to upgrade the Self-Service Recovery feature.
For information about using the Deploy SharePoint Components dialog to deploy the Self-Service Recovery feature manually, see the section titled Installing the Self-Service Recovery feature.
NOTE: When you upgrade you must uninstall the Self-Service Recovery components if you have installed them already. After the upgrade, you must re-install the Self-Service Recovery components. The Metalogix Self-Service Recovery solution is not supported for a Microsoft SharePoint 2019 farm.
Once you configure Metalogix Backup for SharePoint for your environment, you can perform the following tasks:
·Opening the Management Console
·Connecting a standalone Management Console to the Management Service
·Configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint for your farm
·Installing the self-service recovery feature
When the Management Console connects to a particular Management Service, it determines whether you already configured the Management Service. If the Management Service is not yet configured, the Configuration wizard runs. When you run the Configuration wizard, you locate the SharePoint Web front end (WFE) servers and database servers in the farm and install the Backup Service on them. You also define the backup locations for the farm.
You use the Management Console to configure Metalogix Backup for SharePoint and to back up and restore SharePoint content.
When you open the Management Console, it checks for a connection to the Management Service. If the Management Console cannot connect to the Management Service or if no Management Service is configured, the Management Console prompts you to select the Management Service that it should use. When you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you can choose to launch the Management Console when the installer quits.
If you are using a trial license or a license that is soon expiring, the Management Console warns you that the license is nearing its expiration date. You can contact Metalogix to purchase an updated license key.
You use the Windows Start Menu to open the Management Console.
To open the Management Console
1.At the Microsoft Windows desktop, click Start > All Programs > Metalogix > SharePoint Backup> SharePoint Backup.
2.If you installed only the Management Console, the Connect to Management Services dialog box appears.
To choose the Management Service for a Console-only installation
1.In the Management Services Connected dialog box, select Add, to add a management service.
2.In the Management Service Computer dialog box, specify the name or IP address of the computer that hosts the Management Service for the farm.
3.Specify the credentials that the Management Console uses to connect to the Management Service. You can click Use current credentials to connect to use the credentials of the logged-in user, or you can click Specify alternate credentials and enter a user name and password to use.
4.Click Connect to finish connecting to the Management Service Computer.
When you install the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you can choose to install the Management Console on a computer with no other components. If you install only the Management Console, you must specify the computer that hosts the Management Service before you can use the Management Console.
You can connect more than one Management Console to a single Management Service.
If the Management Console is not on the computer that hosts the Management Service, the Management Console prompts you to add a Management Service host the first time you open the Management Console.
When it connects to the Management Service, the Management Console prompts you to add a farm if none exists in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint repository database.
When you specify the name of the Management Service host, you should use one of the following formats:
If you installed the Management Console and the Management Service on the same computer, the Management Console contacts the local Management Service automatically.