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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

Learning about the requirements

You can install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint on any computer that meets or exceeds the hardware, software, and permission requirements. When you install multiple components on a single host computer, the computer should meet or exceed all of the requirements for the components.

Consider the following requirements when you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint in a typical environment.

·Learning about the SharePoint requirements

·Learning about the Management Console requirements

·Learning about the Management Service requirements

·Learning about the Backup Service requirements

·Learning about the Self-Service Recovery feature requirements

Learning about the SharePoint requirements

To use Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, you must have at least one Microsoft SharePoint farm installed and configured. The farm can be any of the following versions:

·Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

·Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016

·Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019

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TIP: To perform a farm backup, your SharePoint farm must have SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019 installed.

Learning about the Management Console requirements

You can install the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Management Console alone or in concert with the other components.

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NOTE: If you install the Management Console with any other Metalogix Backup for SharePoint components, you must use a version of Windows Server. Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 can host only the Management Console.

The computer where you install the Management Console must meet the following minimum requirements:

·2.0 GHz or faster CPU.

·2 GB or more memory. The required memory size varies, depending on the size of the SharePoint objects you back up.

·50 MB free hard disk space.

·Microsoft .NET framework 4.5.2

·Monitor capable of displaying 16-bit or more colors at a resolution of 1024 X 768 or higher.

·One of the following Windows 64-bit versions:

oWindows Server 2008 SP2

oWindows Server 2008 R2

oWindows Server 2012

oWindows Server 2012 R2

oWindows Server 2016

oWindows Server 2019

oWindows 7

oWindows 8

oWindows 8.1

oWindows 10

The Management Console user does not need to be a member of the local Administrators group.

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NOTE: If the Metalogix Backup for SharePoint Repository will be located on a SQL Alias then the SQL Alias registry should be created for both 32-bit and 64-bit operation with the respective versions of the cliconfg.exe tool. Otherwise there could be a SQL server connection error problem.

Learning about the Management Service requirements

You install the Management Service automatically when you install the other components. The computer that hosts the Management Service always hosts the Management Console.

What are the hardware and software requirements for the Management Service?

The computer where you install the Management Service must meet the following minimum requirements:

·2.0 GHz or faster CPU.

·2 GB or more memory. The required memory size varies, depending on the size of the SharePoint objects you back up.

·50 MB free hard disk space.

·Microsoft .NET framework 4.5.2

·Monitor capable of displaying 16-bit or more colors at a resolution of 1024 X 768 or higher.

·One of the following Windows versions:

§Windows Server 2008 SP2

§Windows Server 2008 R2

§Windows Server 2012

§Windows Server 2012 R2

§Windows Server 2016

§Windows Server 2019

What are the permission requirements for the Backup Service user account?

The user account that you specify for the Management Service must have the following permissions:  

·Must be a local Administrators on the computer that hosts the Management Service.

·Must be a member of the db_owner role for the repository database.

·To perform farm backups of SharePoint 2010, 2013,, 2016 or 2019 farms, the account must be a member of the SharePoint farm administrators group.

You specify the database to use as the repository database when you install the Management Services.

In addition, when you install Metalogix Backup for SharePoint, the installer also assigns the permissions required to access the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to the farm account and to the account that you specify for the Backup Service.

For more information about the VSS permissions, see the Microsoft article Security Considerations for Requesters at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384604(VS.85).aspx.

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