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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

Using Self-Service Recovery

The Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Self-Service Recovery feature lets SharePoint site collection administrators and other users download SharePoint library items from Metalogix Backup for SharePoint to their hard disk. The administrator must install the Self-Service Recovery feature when configuring Metalogix Backup for SharePoint for the farm.

When you use the Self-Service Recovery feature, select the date range that Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses when you view or search backup sets. You can search for documents in the backup by the full or partial name of the item that you want to find. You can also browse the site collection to view files.

The administrator can configure the maximum number of files that are visible when you browse or search for files. The larger the number of files that appear, the more time that it takes SharePoint to display them. Your administrator may restrict the number or files that appear in order to improve SharePoint performance. If you perform a search, use a more-restrictive search that displays fewer items.

What files can a user view and download from the Self-Service Recovery feature?

Site collection administrators can always use the Self-Service Recovery feature to download content from backup sets. Members of the site collection administrators group can view and download any files that Metalogix Backup for SharePoint has backed-up in the current site collection. Site collection administrators can also delegate permission to download backed-up content to specific users.

The content that delegated users can see and download depends on the following:

·The current permissions that the user has for the content.

·The permissions the user had at the time the backup was created.

To view the contents of a site or a library, the user must either have current access to the site or library, or the user must have had access at the time that the content was backed-up.

To download a backed-up file, the user must have current access and also access at the time that the file was backed-up. If either set of permissions does not allow access, the user cannot download the backed-up content.

How do I restore files with the Self-Service Recovery feature?

You use the Site Actions menu in SharePoint to access the Self-Service Recovery feature.

To search to restore files with the Self-Service Recovery feature, by document or item name

1.Open your SharePoint site collection or site. Click Site Actions > Self-Service Recovery.
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2.In the Self-Service Recovery page, determine the backup set from which you wish to select the document. You can choose between browsing a Content Database or browsing an older backup set.
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3.Select a date range to filter the backed-up content from the "date-based item filtering" drop-down menu.
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4.In the Locating Items area, click I would like to search by document or item name.
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5.In the Search Filtering area, type the name or portion of the name to search for, then click Search Now.
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6.The Search Results area lists the found files. Click Item Name, Location, or Backup Date/Time to sort the results. Click the file that you want to download, then click Download. SharePoint prompts you to open or save the file.
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To search to restore files with the Self-Service Recovery feature, by site collection heirarchy

1.Open your SharePoint site collection or site. Click Site Actions > Self-Service Recovery.
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2.In the Self-Service Recovery page, determine the backup set from which you wish to select the document. You can choose between browsing a Content Database or browsing an older backup set.
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3.Select a date range to filter the backed-up content from the "date-based item filtering" drop-down menu.
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4.In the Locating Items area, click I would like to browse the site collection hierarchy, then use the Site Collection tree to locate the folder that contains the file that you want to download.
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5.The Contents area lists the files in the folder that you selected. Click Item Name or Backup Date/Time to sort the results. Click the file that you want to download, then click Download. SharePoint prompts you to open or save the file.
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Viewing the granular restore status and results

The Overview tab displays the status of each backup, mount, link, or restore operation. Metalogix Backup for SharePoint combines the specified Filter options to determine which operations to display in the Backup/Import and Mount/Restore Operation Status list.

The Operation Details pane at the bottom of the Overview tab provides additional information about the operation selected in the Backup/Import and Mount/Restore Operation Status list.

For more information about viewing operation details, such as additional information about failed operations, Viewing restore operation status and results.

How do I open the Overview tab?

The Overview tab is part of the Farm Backup/Restore and Granular Restore views in the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console. The Overview page applies to the selected farm.

To open the Overview tab

1.In the Management Console, in the left pane, select Granular Restore or Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.In the upper left hand pane, select All Servers or a Mounted Databases.
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3.In the right pane, click the Overview tab.
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Viewing granular backup and restore operation status and results

The Overview tab displays the status of each backup, mount, link, or restore operation. Metalogix Backup for SharePoint uses the filter options that you specify to display operations in the Backup/Import and Mount/Restore Operation Status list.

You can optionally see the details of any operation that you select in the Overview tab or the Operation Queue tab.

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. The details pane includes additional information about the selected operation.
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You view or hide the operation details pane, by clicking Details in the top panel.
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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 clicking 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 Farm Configuration

Selecting View Farm Configuration, allows you to see the configuration of the highlighted farm.

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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 to control the items that appear in the status field. You can also filter the result in the status field by date range.

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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. In order to view or hide the Operation details pane, click Details in the top panel. 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 can I open the Operation Details pane?

The Details pane normally appears at the bottom of the Overview tab. If the Details pane does not appear at the bottom of the window, you can make it visible using the following steps.

To display the Operation Details pane

1.In the Management Console, in the left pane select either Granular Restore or Farm Backup/Restore.
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2.In the top left hand panel click either All Servers or Mounted Databases.
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3.In the right pane, click the Overview tab.
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4.If the Operation Details pane does not appear, click Details.
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What information appears in the Operation Details pane?

The Details pane displays the following information:
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Summary

A brief summary of the selected operation. The summary includes the operation type, the operation status, the backup set name and location, the user credentials used, the Backup Service that performed the operation, and the directory where the backup set was saved after a successful operation

Server Operations

The Server operations, including the servers name, the progress of the operations, its size and start time.

Backup content

The content that was backed-up or restored. The content appears in a collapsed tree view

Result Text

The results of the backup or restore operation. This includes specific details regarding successes and failures.

Description

The description of the selected item that you entered when you created the item.

 

Canceling running granular backup or restore operations

You can cancel any currently-running restore operation in Metalogix Backup for SharePoint. If you cancel a running operation that started on a schedule, Metalogix Backup for SharePoint does not cancel the schedule.

How do I cancel a running restore?

Use the Management Console to cancel a running operation.

To cancel a running backup or restore operation:

1.In the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console, in the bottom left pane, click Farm Backup/Restore for a farm restore, or Granular Restore for a granular restore operation.
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2.In the top left pane, click the node with the running operation.
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3. Select the Operation Queue tab in the top panel.
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4. Select the restore operation you would like to cancel and click Cancel Operation.
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