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NetVault Plug-in for SharePoint 11.3 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for SharePoint Deploying, installing, and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data
Understanding the SharePoint restore process Restoring backups in SharePoint Restoring a single Full Backup,a Full + Differential sequence, or an Individual Site Collection Backup Using other restore procedures
Common tasks Restoring to the same server or farm Restoring to an alternate server or farm
Extra items to protect using NetVault Backup and the Plug-in for FileSystem Troubleshooting

Defining a backup-and-recovery strategy

The purpose of creating SharePoint backups is to recover a SharePoint Farm that is damaged from media failure or data corruption. Reliable use of backup for recovery requires a strategy that maximizes data availability and minimizes data loss, while accounting for defined business requirements.

A strategy is divided into two pieces: a backup piece and a restore piece.

Reviewing the available backup methods

The plug-in offers the following backup method: STSADM. STSADM is a Microsoft-provided tool for command-line administration of SharePoint Servers and sites. Among the many operations supported with STSADM, are the backup and restore of entire SharePoint Farms or individual site collections.

Understanding the STSADM-based backup process

Reviewing types

The plug-in provides the following types of backup:

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