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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - Reference Guide

Planning the Metalogix StoragePoint Implementation Backup/Restore and Disaster Recovery Synchronous versus Asynchronous Setting up Metalogix StoragePoint Default Values General Settings Managing Storage and Backup Endpoints Managing Storage Profiles
Creating a New Storage Profile Editing an Existing Storage Profile Converting a Profile to RBS Copying a Profile Delete an Existing Storage Profile Storage Profile Timer Jobs
Metalogix StoragePoint Timer Job Monitoring File Share Librarian Large File Support Dashboard User Experience Activating the Software Appendix A: Import\Export Tool Appendix B: Feature Matrix

Backup and Restore Staging Path

The Backup and Restore settings is where the Staging Area is entered. This path needs to be accessible by both the SharePoint Timer service and Microsoft SQL Server service account.

NOTE: This location can be local to the SQL Server and shared out, but a UNC path must be specified so that the SharePoint application server can access it as well as the SQL Server.


Content Database Backup Endpoint

Similar to System Cache, there is only one Content Database Backup Endpoint. This endpoint is used by all StoragePoint profiles where backups of content databases are requested. This endpoint is only used to keep content database backups, but it is subject to the same profile retention policies that are placed on content.

The Content Database Backup Endpoint can be accessed from the main menu,

or on the General Settings Page, click Configure Content Database Backup Endpoint.

If the endpoint is already configured, click Edit Backup Content Database Endpoint. CDB BUEP1

On the Content Database Endpoint Configuration page, enter a UNC path for the location where content database backups should be created. Use the table below to configure other optional fields.




Online – Storage Endpoint should be available to associate to a Storage Profile and accept content database backups. (default)

Offline (Read Only) – The endpoint can be configured, but not made available for adding content database backups. The backups already on the endpoint are still read only.


Select the adapter for the endpoint that is being created. The FileSystem adapter is currently the only available endpoint adapter.


Enter an adapter-specific connection string in this box.


The Test Storage Settings button can be used at this point, or after completing the endpoint configuration, to verify that the endpoint is accessible.


A warning email can be sent if the endpoint encounters errors or is nearing capacity.


Default email addresses for system error and offline notification can be entered. Check the box to include the list of Default Notification Contacts specified on the General Settings page.

Breadcrumb Recovery Optimizer

The Breadcrumb Recovery Optimizer job is used to collapse the breadcrumb links after a content database is recovered from a disaster. This will ensure that the BLOB reference in the database points to the actual BLOB and not a link to a BLOB. While content will still be retrievable if this step is not taken, the end user will incur some overhead when the BLOB reference in the recovered content database points to a breadcrumb link. After a recovery has been performed on a system where the Use Breadcrumbs option is set to Yes, it is very important that the Breadcrumb Recovery Optimizer be run before the next scheduled Unused Blob Cleanup. This job does not need to be run at all if the Use Breadcrumbs option is set to No on the General Settings page.

1.Click the Change link to select the Content Database.

2.On the Select Content Database window, change the web application if necessary and click the name of the content database. Click OK.

3.(Optional) Click the Show link to see the advanced job settings.

4.(Optional) Under the Send Completion Notice To: header:

a.Check the Default Notification Contacts box to have an email sent to the email address entered in General Settings. Note that for this feature to work, the Default Notification field on General Settings must contain a valid email address.

b.In the Additional Contacts box, enter a semi-colon delimited list of other email addresses that should receive the notification.

5.Click Optimize Breadcrumbs Now to begin collapsing breadcrumbs immediately.

System Configuration

This section contains settings related to the system as a whole including the Metalogix StoragePoint database failover server and compression throttling settings.

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