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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

Configuring alert grooming

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint alert grooming lets you automatically remove any alert notifications that are older than the number of days specified. Groomed alerts no longer appear in the Alerts page in the Management Console. By default, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint grooms alerts older than 30 days, automatically deleting older alerts. To change alert grooming, you must configure the settings separately for each farm.

How do I configure the alert grooming settings?

You use the Alert Settings dialog box in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console.

To configure Alert Grooming settings

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, do one of the following:

oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane or the Configuration pane, click the name of the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then click Tools > Alert Settings.
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oIn the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server icon in the farm whose alert settings you want to configure, then in the ribbon, click Alerts, then click Configure Alert Settings.
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2.In the Alert Settings dialog box, click Alert Grooming.
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3.Click Do not groom alerts or click Groom alerts older than <> days and choose the number of days to groom alerts after.
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4.Click OK to close the dialog box and save the changes you made to the alert grooming settings.

Managing backup set disk space

The Today pages in the Farm Backup/Restore view in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console lets you monitor the disk space that your backup sets use. You can also view the disk space that remains in the backup location that you specified.

For more information about using the Today page, see Viewing activity and status on the farm Today page.

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint lets you archive older backup sets to alternate media. You can save archived backup sets that are no longer actively used. You can then reuse the disk space those backup sets used for newer backups. If circumstances require it, you can import the archived backup set and restore objects from the archived set. For more information about archiving and importing backup sets, see Archiving backup sets and Importing backup sets.

Archiving backup sets

While Metalogix Backup for SharePoint does not offer backup set archiving functionality, you can archive older backup sets using Windows Explorer or any other file management tool. When you archive a backup set, you can move the backup set to another disk, allowing you to conserve space on your backup disk and archive the backup set for the future.

Archived backup sets continue to appear in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, but you cannot review or restore the contents of those sets. If you need to access the contents of an archived backup set, you must import the set. For more information about importing a backup set, see Importing backup sets.

Each backup set in the backup set location is stored in a folder with a unique name. The name is based on the name of the backup set and a time stamp.

How do I archive a backup set?

You can use Windows Explorer or any other file management tool to archive backup sets. You do not use the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console to archive backup sets.

To archive a backup set

1.Open Windows Explorer or any other file management tool.

2.Access the directory that contains your backup sets.

3.Use the file management tool to copy that directory to another location.

4.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, delete the operation that uses the backup set.

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NOTE: The Management Console also deletes the original copy of the backup set directory.

Importing backup sets

You can import a backup set that you have removed from Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. When you import a backup set, you make it available for Metalogix Backup for SharePoint to use for backup and restore operations.

You might import a backup set in the following cases:

·Reinstating an archived backup set to review or restore its contents.

·Moving a backup set to a new installation of Metalogix Backup for SharePoint.

When you import a backup set from a differential backup, you must ensure that you also import the associated full backup.

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TIP: If you import a backup set created by Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 5.0 that includes a farm component backup, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint only successfully imports full backups. It does not successfully import backup sets that include differential backups of farm component backups. Both full and differential backups are imported from granular backups and are imported for all backup sets and all backup types created by Metalogix Backup for SharePoint 3.1 and newer.

How do I import a backup set?

Use the Import Backup Sets dialog box to import a backup set. When you import backup sets, you copy all of the backup sets that you want to import into a single directory. In the Import Backup Sets dialog box, you specify that directory as a UNC path and Metalogix Backup for SharePoint imports every backup set in the directory.

If the repository database includes information about a backup set that you import, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint updates the repository database with the new information.

To import backup sets

1.Using the Windows Explorer or another file management tool, move all of the backup sets you want to import into a single directory. Note the UNC path of this directory.

2.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, select Granular Restore.
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3.Click File > Import Backup Sets.
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Or Click the Import and Mount tab from the right hand top toolbar, and then select Import Backup Sets.
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4.In the Import Backup Sets dialog box, do one of the following:

oSelect the location that contains the backup sets to import from the Backup Set Location drop-down list.

oClick Manage Locations, then in the Backup Service Preferences dialog box, specify a new backup location, then select that location from the Backup Set Location drop-down list.
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5.Click Import. Metalogix Backup for SharePoint imports all backup sets from the specified location.

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