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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

Mounting a SQL Server Data and Log (MDF/LDF) File

The SQL Server Data and Log (MDF/LDF) File option allows you to mount content databases from data (MDF) and log (LDF) files.

In order to Mount a SQL Server Data and Log File, do the following:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.Launch the Mount and Link Content Database wizard by doing one of the following:

·Select Mount and Link CDB from the top menu.
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·Select File, and choose the Mount and Link CDB option.
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·Select the Import and Mount tab from the left hand panel, and choose the Mount and Link Content Database option.
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3.Click Next in the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select SQL Server Data and Log File (MDF/LDF) File as the content database source type. Click Next.
 
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5.On the Target SQL Server page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Next.
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6.On the File Location page, click Add to add Data and Log files. Click Next.
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7.On the Options page, give the content database mount a name and a description. If the backup was created using Microsoft SQL Server Filestream, select the checkbox Filestream folder path and specify the location. Click Next.
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8.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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9.On the Summary Page, click Mount in order to mount the MDF/LDF File.
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10.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Mounting SharePoint Full Farm Backup

The SharePoint Full Farm Backup option allows you to mount backups taken by SharePoint from Central Administration or Powershell (Backup-SPFarm). These backups usually contain multiple .BAK files so you must select the folder that contains all the backup files.

In order to mount a SharePoint Full Farm Backup, do the following:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.Launch the Mount and Link Content Database wizard by doing one of the following:

·Select Mount and Link CDB from the top menu.
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·Select File, and choose the Mount and Link CDB option.
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·Select the Import and Mount tab from the left hand panel, and choose the Mount and Link Content Database option.
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3.Click Next in the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select SharePoint Full Farm Backup as the content database source type. Click Next.
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5.On the Target SQL server page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Next.
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6.On the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint File Location page, enter the Backup Directory Location that contains the SharePoint Full Farm Backup. Select a Metalogix Backup for SharePoint set from the dropdown list. Select the Content Database that you wish to mount. Click Next.
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7.On the Options page, give the content database mount a name and a description. If the backup was created using Microsoft SQL Server Filestream, select the checkbox Filestream folder path and specify the location. Click Next.
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8.On the Staging Path page, select the network location that will be your staging path. Click Next. The staging path used must be located on a machine where the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Service user is a local administrator, otherwise you cannot mount the database.
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9.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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10.On the Summary page, click Mount in order to mount the SharePoint Full Farm Backup.
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11.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Linking to a SQL Server Content Database

The SQL Server Content Database option allows you to link directly to an existing SQL database that is already mounted.

In order to Mount a SQL Content Database, do the following:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the left pane, click Granular Restore.
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2.Launch the Mount and Link Content Database wizard by doing one of the following:

·Select Mount and Link CDB from the top menu.
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·Select File, and choose the Mount and Link CDB option.
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·Select the Import and Mount tab from the left hand panel, and choose the Mount and Link Content Database option.
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3.Click Next in the Welcome page.

4.On the Source Type page, select Link to Content Database as the content database source type. Click Next.
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5.On the Content Database page, enter the name of a SQL Server, or Browse for one. Either use the backup service credentials or enter the server's credentials. Click Populate to populate the drop down list of available content databases. Select a content database from the drop down list and then select Next.
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6.On the Options page, give the content database mount a name and a description. Click Next.
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7.On the Target Farm page, select the target farm. Click Next.
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8.On the Summary page, click Mount in order to Mount the content database.
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9.You can now access the Mounted database and restore content via the Granular Restore tab.

 

Restoring SharePoint objects

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint lets you restore complete site collections and Web sites. You can also restore individual objects and their child objects. You can choose whether to restore the backed-up objects in place of the existing objects or in a new SharePoint location. You can also restore to a local copy on your computer.

The following checklist helps guide you when you restore SharePoint objects:

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Choose one of the following restore types:

·In-place

·Out-of-place

·Local

For more information about the restore types, see Understanding the granular restore process.

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Identify the objects to restore. Objects can include the following:

·Site collections.

·Web sites

·Libraries

·Lists

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For each collection of objects you need to restore, determine which backup set contains those objects. For more information about locating a backed-up object, see Searching for a backed-up SharePoint object.

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Specify the restore operation. For more information about restoring a backup, see Restoring a backed-up SharePoint object.

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NOTE: Restoring granular objects can only be done on the same version of SharePoint from which the Backup was taken.

For more information about viewing the status and results of a restore, see Viewing the granular restore status and results.

 

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