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Rapid Recovery 6.1.2 - DocRetriever for SharePoint User Guide

Introduction to DocRetriever for SharePoint Installing and configuring DocRetriever
System requirements Supported items Roadmap for installing DocRetriever for SharePoint Obtaining DocRetriever installation software Guidelines for upgrading DocRetriever for SharePoint Setting up Windows user accounts for use with DocRetriever Installing, uninstalling, and repairing DocRetriever for SharePoint Creating a local service database for DocRetriever Configuring DocRetriever Console settings Manually specifying the SharePoint database location
Recovering SharePoint data with DocRetriever Working with DocRetriever log files About us Glossary

Opening recovery points

Use the steps in this procedure to open a mounted recovery point from which you want to recover data.

2.
From the File menu, select Open, and then select Recovery Point Location.

The Open from a Mounted Recovery Point Wizard appears on the Agent Login page.

3.
In the Port number text box, confirm that the appropriate port is selected.
a.
Select the Change port number option.

The Change port number text box is now accessible.

b.
In the Port number text box, enter the appropriate port number.
5.
From the Front-end server drop-down menu, select the host name or IP address of the protected front-end SharePoint web server on which the DocRetriever Agent is installed, and then click Verify.

A message appears to indicate that the credentials that were specified during the installation of the DocRetriever Agent software are valid.

6.
From the Agent Login page of the wizard, click Next.

The Farm Topology page of the wizard is displayed, showing the topology of the selected SharePoint farm.

In the previous wizard page, you provided credentials to the online SharePoint database. In the Discover Farm Topology page, the wizard automatically exposes the location of the SharePoint configuration and content databases backed up in the mounted recovery point.

The Add Recovery Points page of the wizard displays.
The Browse For Folder dialog box displays.
NOTE: In this example, the LMU mount directory is

E:\SharePoint\MSSQL10.SHAREPOINT\MSSQL\DATA\2K8ER2-E10-KD2

Based on your installation or operating system, your path may differ.

To detect the appropriate path, including the AppData directory, you may need to change settings for viewing folder options in the control panel to show hidden files and folders.

The Browse For Folder dialog box closes. The recovery point root path that you selected appears in the Add Recovery Points Wizard.
12.
In the Add Recovery Points page of the wizard, click Finish.
The Open from a Mounted Recovery Point Wizard closes. The DocRetriever Console refreshes, showing the SharePoint web applications contained in the mounted recovery point.

After you mount a recovery point, you can perform the following steps:

Opening SharePoint recovery sources in DocRetriever

From the DocRetriever Console, you can access backup data stored in a SharePoint or SQL recovery source. You can start data recovery from SharePoint farms, content databases, SQL backups, or SharePoint backups. For each type of data source, you must specify the path required for that data source.

After you open a recovery source or recovery point, you can browse through the SharePoint files contained in the backup and recover data. The process for recovering data is the same for Rapid Recovery or AppAssure recovery points or any of the other supported recovery sources. For details on recovering data for an open recovery data source, see Recovering SharePoint data.

Opening SharePoint farms

You must have access to the existing SharePoint farm for which you want to recover data.

Use the steps in this procedure to open an offline SharePoint farm as your recovery source.

2.
From the File menu, select Open, and then select Recovery Source.

The Open Recovery Source dialog box displays.

3.
From the Recovery source type drop-down menu, select Farm.
4.
In the Configuration database path field, select the configuration database path by doing the following:

The Select Farm Configuration Database dialog box displays.

The browsing dialog box closes, and the path of the file you selected displays in the configuration database path.

d.
Click OK.

The Open Recovery Source dialog box closes.

For troubleshooting, see the remaining steps.

6.
If the Select Database File dialog box appears above the DocRetriever Console, but the correct SharePoint applications are listed in the console, then click Cancel to close the dialog box, and follow the procedure described in Recovering SharePoint data.
7.
If no SharePoint applications appear in the DocRetriever Console, and if the Select Database File dialog box appears above the DocRetriever Console, then perform the following steps.
a.
In the Farm database name text box, enter the name of the SharePoint farm database you want to restore.

For example, type WSS_Content.

b.
Click the ellipsis (…) to the right of the Farm database file text box, and in the Select Database dialog box, navigate to the appropriate farm database (.MDF) file.

Opening SharePoint content databases

You must have access to the existing offline SharePoint content database from which you want to recover data.

Use the steps in this procedure to open an offline SharePoint content database (.mdf file) as your recovery source.

2.
From the File menu, select Open, and then select Recovery Source.

The Open Recovery Source dialog box displays.

3.
From the Recovery source type drop-down menu, select Content database.
a.

The Select Content Database dialog box displays.

For example, navigate to D:\SharePoint Content Database\.

If the appropriate SQL Server .LDF is not in the same directory as the content database, then do the following:

a.
Click Add under the LDF path text field.

The Browse For Folder dialog box displays.

The browsing dialog box closes, and the path of the LDF file you selected displays in the content database path of the Open Recovery Source dialog box.

The Open Recovery Source dialog box closes, and the selected content database displays in the DocRetriever Console.

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