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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

Viewing activity and status on the farm Today page

The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Today page includes summary information and general statistics for the selected SharePoint farm. The Overview tab of the main window in the Management Console includes additional details about each backup or restore operation, and reflects the status of the Web applications that make up the farm.

The Today window lets you quickly review statistics about the recent use of Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. You can review the following stats:

·The total number of backup and restore operations for the last seven days.

·The amount and percentage of remaining disk space to store your backup sets in the default backup location.

·The status of all operations that occurred today.

·The status of operations scheduled for today.

The Today page also provides quick access to common tasks.

You can use the Backup Location Disk Space section of the Today page to monitor the amount of disk space available to store your backup sets. When you monitor the disk space available, you can help ensure that your backup operations do not fail due to insufficient disk space.

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You can use the Today's Alerts section in the Today page to view any alert notifications that apply to operations that took place today as well as operations scheduled for today. You can also click Backup and Restore Operations to view both the completed and the scheduled backup and restore operations for today.

How do I open the Today page?

The Today page applies to the entire farm that you select or you can view the status of multiple farms simultaneously. For more information about viewing the farm status for farm see Viewing the farm status for farm backups.

To open the farm Today page

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.Click the name of the farm whose Today page you want to view.
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How do I make more disk space available for backup sets?

To make additional disk space available, you can archive older backup sets. If necessary, you can import the archived backup sets and restore objects from the archived set. For more information about archiving or importing backup sets, see Archiving backup sets or Importing backup sets.

What common tasks can I perform from the farm Today page?

You can perform the following tasks from the farm today page:

·Perform full farm backups

·Schedule a backup

·Restore from a farm backup or restore an object

·View and manage alerts

·Manage fault tolerance

Backing up and restoring farm components

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint helps to back up SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms, as well as the servers and databases that make them up.

Backups can be made on demand, or on a schedule specified in advance. When performing a backup, always start with a full backup. Subsequent backups can then be either full backups like the first one, or smaller, differential backups that only contain objects that have changed since the last full backup. When you restore, you can use the backed-up data to reinstate your SharePoint farm. For additional information about backing up and restoring your farms, see Backing up SharePoint farms and Restoring SharePoint farm backups.

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NOTE: Differential Backups, whether scheduled or not, will be displayed with Manual Full Backup in the console.

Backing up SharePoint farms

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint can be used to back up SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms. Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is used to collect data from SharePoint components as they work. Because it uses VSS, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint can back up the components that make up your SharePoint farm while your farm is in use.

To use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you must have your farm configured to use VSS. If VSS is not enabled, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint will not be able to back up your SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms.

VSS is included in Windows Server 2003 and later versions of Windows. For information about how VSS works, please consult your Windows Server documentation, or the Microsoft article Volume Shadow Copy Service Overview at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384649(VS.85).aspx.

Only SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 farms can use Farm Backup/Restore.

See the following topics for more information:

·Reviewing farm backup status

·Configuring farm backups

·Viewing scheduled farm backups

·Viewing farm backup alerts

·Reviewing the SharePoint farm objects to back up

·Specifying the farm backup options

·Specifying the Mount Options

·Specifying the Target SQL Server Location

·Reviewing the Backup Summary
 

Reviewing farm backup status

The Overview tab of the farm backup/restore view lets you review the status of your farm backups. The tab always includes a list of the backup and restore operations in the most recent seven days. You can see the name of the backup set, the type of operation, the operation progress, and other information.

The Operation Queue tab of the Farm Backup/Restore view lets you review upcoming operations. You can see the name of the backup set, the type of operation, the operation progress, and other information.

You can optionally see the details of any operation that you select in the Overview tab or the Operation Queue tab.
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What actions can I perform in the Overview tab?

You perform the following actions in the Overview tab:

View or hide details

You can view or hide the Operation Details pane by selecting Details. The Operation Details pane includes additional information about the selected operation. For more information, see What information does the details pane include?
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Group operations

You can choose to group operations in the status field by selecting Group Operations. When you group operations, differential backups are attached to the related full backups.
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Refresh the status

You can manually refresh the operation status field by selecting Refresh.
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Restore

When you select a backup operation in the status area, you can click Restore to restore the backed-up data.
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Run the backup again

When you select a backup operation in the status area, you can click Rerun Backup to run the backup operation again.
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Stop a running operation

When you select a running operation, you can click Cancel Operation to stop the operation.
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Delete an operation from the status list

When you select an operation, you can click Delete Operation to delete the operation from the status list.
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View the farm configuration

When you select a backup operation that includes the SharePoint config database, you can click View Farm Configuration to explore the XML configuration files in the backup.

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NOTE: If this option is disabled, then clear the Do not execute scripts to report on the farm's configuration at time of backup check box from the Backup Wizard.

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Filter data in the status field

You can select or clear the check boxes in the Filter area, or provide a date range, in order to control the items that appear in the status field.
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What actions can I perform in the Operation Queue tab?

You perform the following actions in the Operation Queue tab:

View or hide details

You can view or hide the Operation Details pane. The details pane includes additional information about the selected operation. For more information, see What information does the details pane include?
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Refresh the status

You can manually refresh the operation status field.
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Cancel a queued operation

When you select a queued operation, you can click Cancel Operation to stop the operation.
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How do I show or hide the operation details?

When the details are visible, they appear below the Backup/Restore Operation Status field.
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To show or hide the operation details

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.In the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server name or All Servers for any farm.
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3.In the right pane, click Overview.
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4.In the ribbon, click Details to show or hide the Operation Details pane.
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What information does the Operation Details pane include?

The details pane includes the following information:

Server operations

Information about the backup on a per-server basis, including the server name, the progress, the average throughput, the original and compressed data sizes, the compression ratio, and the start time and the duration of the operation. The backup set size on the disk may differ from the size of the backed-up data because the backup set includes information created by Metalogix Backup for SharePoint about the Backup Set itself.
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Backup content

The farm components included in the selected operation.
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Result text

The results of the selected operation.
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Description

The description of the selected operation. The person who creates the operation enters the description.
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Summary

A summary of the operation, including the type, the status, the backup set name and location, the user who initiated the operation, and the client used.
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How do I filter the contents of the status field?

You can use the check boxes and the date range drop-down in the Filter area of the ribbon in the Overview tab to control what appears in the Backup/Restore Operation Status field.
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To filter the contents of the status field

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.In the Farm Backup/Restore pane, click any server name or All Servers for any farm.
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3.In the right pane, click Overview.
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4.In the ribbon, in the Filter area, select the check boxes for items that you want to show in the Backup/Restore Operation Status field. Clear the check boxes for items that you want to hide.
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5.Click Date Range to specify a time limit for the items in the Backup/Restore Operation Status field.
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