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Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 6.6 - User Guide

Product Overview Getting Started Configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint
Opening the Management Console Connecting a standalone Management Console to the Management Service Configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint for your farm Managing the Backup Service Managing farms Configuring fault tolerance Managing self-service recovery Managing preferences Managing alerts Managing backup set disk space Importing a Repository Database
Reviewing backup status Backing up and restoring farm components Restoring granular objects

Starting the Backup Service

The Start Backup Service dialog box lets you start a stopped Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Service on the selected Web front end (WFE) server or database server. The Backup Service must already be installed on the server.

How do I start a Backup Service?

You use the Start Backup Service dialog box to start a stopped Backup Service.

To start a stopped Backup Service

1.In the Management Console, in the left pane, click Configuration.
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2.In the Configuration pane, click the server where you want to start the Backup Service on.
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3.In the right horizontal pane, click Start Backup Service.
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4.In the Start Backup Service dialog box, enter the user name and password to use to start the service and click Start.
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5.In the Information dialog box, click OK.
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What permissions does the account that you use to start the Backup Service require?

The account that you specify when you start the Backup Service needs the following permissions:

·Must be a member of the SharePoint farm administrators group.

·Must be a local administrator on the computer that hosts the Backup Service.

Stopping the Backup Service

The Stop Backup Service dialog box lets you stop a running Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Service on the selected Web front end (WFE) server or database server.

Specify a user name and password to use to stop the Backup Service, and then click Stop. Metalogix Backup for SharePoint attempts to stop the Backup Service running on the selected server.

How do I stop a Backup Service?

You use the Stop Backup Service dialog box to stop a Backup Service.

To stop a Backup Service

1.In the Management Console, in the left pane, click Configuration.
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2.In the Configuration pane, click the server where you want to start the Backup Service.
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3.In the right pane, click Stop Backup Service.
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4.In the Stop Backup Service dialog box, enter the user name and password to use to stop the service and click Stop.
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5.In the Information dialog box, click OK.
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What permissions does the account that you use to stop the Backup Service require?

The account that you specify when you stop the Backup Service needs the following permissions:

·Must be a member of the Share Point farm administrators group.

·Must be a local administrator on the computer that hosts the Backup Service.

Managing farms

Use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint to back up your SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms and objects in your SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms.

The Management Console can connect to and back up multiple SharePoint farms. The farms can be a mixture of SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms. You must add any farm that you want to back up to the Management Console. You can also remove farms that are no longer needed.

See the following topics for more information:

·Monitoring multiple farms

·Adding a farm

·Editing a farm

·Removing a farm

Adding a farm

You can add any SharePoint farm to the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console. You must add a farm to back up the farm or the SharePoint objects that it contains. When a farm is added, the farm is registered in the Repository database.

When you add a farm, you supply credentials to connect to the Management Service for the farm. If the farm has one or more installed Backup Service instances, you also connect to the Backup Service. If the farm does not have an installed Backup Service, you can use the Configuration wizard to install one or more Backup Service instances. For more information about using the Configuration wizard, see Discovering SharePoint Servers and defining preferences.

How do I add a farm?

Use the Add Farm dialog box to add a farm to the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console. If the farm that you add does not include an installed Backup Service, use the Configuration wizard to configure the farm and install one or more copies of the Backup Service. For more information about using the Configuration wizard, see Configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint for your farm.

To add a farm

1.In Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, click File > Add Farm.
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As a shortcut, you can click the Add Farm button in the Management Console toolbar.
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2.The Configuration Wizard will open.  Click Next to move on from the welcome screen.

3.Select the Installation Type.

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4.Click Next. If you selected the Complete option, the Central Administration window appears.

a.In Farm Name section, enter a name for the new farm. The name you enter appears in the Management Console and is for your reference.
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b.Enter the Central Administration URL.
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c.Enter the credentials for the user that has administrator privileges on the Central Administrator computer. Click Next. An info window will pop up, click Yes.
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d.Specify the Management Service that is going to handle this farm.
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5.Click Next. The WFE Servers window appears.

6.On the WFE server window, choose the web front-end server(s) where you would like to install the Backup Service. Click Next.
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7.In the Database Servers window, choose the database server(s) where you would like to install the Backup Service. Click Next.
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NOTE: This step may not be required if the SharePoint server is also functioning as the web front-end server, or the WFE and SQL servers.

8.On the Backup Storage page, set up your Backup Service preferences. Refer to "Specifying Backup Storage Locations" for more information. Click Next.
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9. On the Alerts page, configure your Alert generation settings. Click Next.
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10. On the Alert Notifications page, configure your Alert Notifications. Click Next.
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11. On the Grooming page, configure the Backup set and Alert grooming settings. Click Next.
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12.Click Next. The Completed window appears.

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13.Click Finish to complete setting up your farm.

If you successfully added a farm with the Complete option the Backup/Restore and the Granular operations are enabled.

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If you successfully added a farm with the Granular option, only the Granular restore operations are enabled.

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