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Metalogix StoragePoint 5.8 - SharePoint Upgrade using Metalogix Solutions (2013 to 2016)

Recovery Strategies

The following is an overview of how to perform granular recovery from out of the box backup methods described above as well as from the Metalogix SharePoint Backup product.

Recovering Using PowerShell

If PowerShell is being used as the backup method, the restoration consists of the following steps:

1.Optional: If your StoragePoint configuration has changed since the time the backup was taken, restore the StoragePoint configuration by either restoring the StoragePoint database or importing the configuration.

2.If manually backing up the BLOBs, copy the BLOBs to the active endpoint.

3.Restore the SharePoint content using the Restore-SPSite command.

4.Run the Breadcrumb Recovery Optimizer job in the StoragePoint General Settings.  Be sure to set the content database to the database where the content was recovered.
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5.Run the StoragePoint BLOB Health Analyzer job for each profile impacted by the restore.  If using the BLOB backup function within SharePoint, select the Restore Missing BLOBs option.
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6.Perform an IISreset and SharePoint Timer Services Reset.

7.Run the Unused BLOB Cleanup job for each profile impacted by the restore.
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8.Run the StoragePoint Content Migrator job in the StoragePoint General Settings.
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Recovering from a Native SQL Server Backup

If native SQL Server backups are being used as the restore method, the restoration consists of the following steps:

1.Optional: If your StoragePoint configuration has changed since the time the backup was taken, restore the StoragePoint configuration by either restoring the StoragePoint database or importing the configuration.

2.If manually backing up the BLOBs, copy the BLOBs to the active endpoint.

3.Restore the SharePoint content database.

4.Go to StoragePoint profiles and Disable/Enable profile by switching externalization to “No”, saving the profile, switching back to “Yes”, and saving again, as follows:
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After toggling the Externalize content BLOBs to “No” and saving, toggle the dropdown back to “Yes” and re-save, as follows:
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5.Run the Breadcrumb Recovery Optimizer job in the StoragePoint General Settings.  Be sure to set the content database to the database where the content was recovered.

6.Run the StoragePoint BLOB Health Analyzer job for each profile impacted by the restore.  If using the BLOB backup function within SharePoint, select the Restore Missing BLOBs option.

7.Run the StoragePoint Content Migrator job in the StoragePoint General Settings.

 

SQL Server Point-In-Time Recovery

A point-in-time recovery is essentially a playback of the actions taken upon a SQL Server database for a full recovery point to the point-in-time that is desired.  This works fine with StoragePoint as the references in the content database will be accurate when the point-in-time is reached.  You will need to follow the same instructions defined in the Recovering from a Native SQL Server Backup section.

Recycle Bin Recovery

When creating profiles in StoragePoint you must set the Unused BLOB Retention Policy.  This indicates when a BLOB should be removed from the active store.  This value should equal the length of time a deleted item will remain in the SharePoint recycle bin.  This ensures the BLOB is still available should someone recover the item through the recycle bin.  When the item exceeds the timeframe, which will equal the time it disappears from the recycle bin, it will be deleted from the active store when the next StoragePoint Unused BLOB Cleanup job is run.
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Recovering with Metalogix SharePoint Backup

If Metalogix SharePoint Backup is being used to recover content, simply run the restore from the console. Complete database restores as well as granular content restores of site collections, sites, lists, folders, and items are supported from one singular backup job. If BLOBs are no longer in the primary endpoint, they will be automatically recovered from the backup endpoint.

 

The product is also able to import existing out of the box SharePoint and SQL backups to perform a granular recovery. This flexibility allows you to maintain any existing out of the box backup strategy while providing the ability to perform any type of granular restore. Whether you use a backup from Metalogix or from an out of the box method, granular restoration of any piece of SharePoint is a seamless process that does not require any extra steps.

 

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