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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

Specifying backup schedule grooming

The Grooming panel in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Schedule wizard lets you specify the conditions that trigger alerts when the backup runs. You can click one of the following:

·Use the default grooming settings for this backup schedule

·Use the following grooming settings instead of the default grooming settings
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When you click Use the following grooming settings, you can specify when and how Metalogix Backup for SharePoint deletes out-of-date backup sets from the repository database and the storage location that you specify. For more information about grooming, see Learning about data grooming.

You can specify the following settings, which replace the default grooming settings:

Retain last x good backup set(s)

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint always saves at least the number of backup sets that you specify, without regard to the age of the sets. When you enable both this setting and the "Delete backup sets from repository and disk after x days" settings, the oldest retained set may be older than the age that you specify.
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Delete backup sets from repository and disk after x days

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint deletes the data after the specified number of days.
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Retain last x log files

When selected, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint always saves at least the number of log files that you specify, without regard to the age of the log file.
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Specify appropriate values, and then click Next.

Specifying the Mount Options

Mount Options for Backup Wizard

The Mount Options panel of the Backup wizard lets you select which content databases will be mounted. Selecting a content database for mounting will make the content database immediately available for granular restores. Once you have selected the content databases for mounting, Click Next.
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Mount Options for Backup Schedule Wizard

The Mount Options panel of the Backup Schedule wizard lets you select which content databases will be mounted, as well as the database size limit, and the number of databases to keep. Selecting a content database for mounting will make the content database immediately available for granular restores. Once you have selected the content databases for mounting, Click Next.
 
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Specify the Target SQL Server Location

The Target SQL Server panel of the Backup wizard or the Backup Schedule wizard will only become available if a Content Database was selected to be mounted in the previous options panel. The Target SQL Server panel lets you select the SQL Server location where the content databases will be mounted. Once you have selected the Target SQL Server location, select the authentication type, and enter credentials when needed. Click Next.
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Specifying the Staging Path

The Staging Path panel of the Backup wizard or the Backup Schedule wizard only becomes available when a TSM location is selected as the Backup Set Location in the Options panel. This panel displays the locations added that are not TSM locations. Once you have selected a staging path, click Next.
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