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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

System requirements

Required software components

For a standard mode configuration, DocRetriever for SharePoint requires the following components:

For a standalone mode configuration, all components listed above are required except for a Core server and the corresponding Rapid Recovery Agent software.

For specific version numbers of SharePoint or SQL Server, see the table below.

For more information on components and modes, see Understanding DocRetriever deployment architecture.

For system requirements specific to Rapid Recovery, see the Rapid Recovery Installation and Upgrade Guide, or the latest version of the Rapid Recovery Release Notes.

For additional guidance for sizing your hardware, software, memory, storage, and network requirements, see Rapid Recovery knowledge base article 185962, “Sizing Rapid Recovery Deployments.”

DocRetriever Console system requirements

Requirements for DocRetriever Console are described in the following table.

Table 2. DocRetriever Console system requirements

Requirement

Details

Operating system

Architecture

32-bit or 64-bit

Memory

4GB RAM or higher; Quest recommends 8GB RAM or higher.

Processor

Quad-Core or higher.

Storage

80GB minimum for system drive. Use direct attached storage, storage area network or network attached storage.

DocRetriever Agent system requirements

Requirements for DocRetriever Agent are described in the following table.

Table 3. DocRetriever Agent system requirements

Requirement

Details

Operating system

Although Rapid Recovery Agent supports several Linux distributions, the DocRetriever Agent software must be present on a SharePoint server, which is only possible on supported Microsoft operating system platforms.

Architecture

64-bit only

Memory

4GB RAM or higher; Quest recommends 8GB RAM or higher, and 10GB RAM for SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 if using a single server.

Processor

Quad-Core or higher.

Storage

80GB minimum for system drive. Use direct attached storage, storage area network or network attached storage.

Network

1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) minimum.

Network hardware

Use network cables with the appropriate rating to obtain the expected bandwidth.

Microsoft SQL Server support

To use the content search function of DocRetriever, Express version installed must be Microsoft SQL Server Express with Advanced Services.

SQL Server Express versions prior to 2008 R2 do not support databases exceeding 4 GB. If using SQL Server Express 2008, SharePoint databases must be smaller than 4 GB.

SQL Server Express versions 2008 R2 and higher support databases smaller than 10 GB. If using SQL Server Express 2008 R2 or 2012, SharePoint databases must be smaller than 10 GB.

Microsoft SharePoint Server support

The following fully licensed versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server are supported by DocRetriever for SharePoint:

DocRetriever is not intended for use in recovering data from the freeware version of SharePoint known as Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

Supported items

The following table describes the items that are supported by DocRetriever for SharePoint.

Table 4. Items DocRetriever supports

Requirement

Description

SharePoint Version

Offline SharePoint Database Versions

NOTE: SQL Server provides backward compatibility. If the DocRetriever Console is installed with SQL 2008, you can only restore SQL 2008 backups. Installations on SQL Server 2008 R2 are able to restore SQL backups from SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2; and so on.

Offline Recovery Sources

SQL Server

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