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What are the best MOSS backups?

  Asked By: Aaditya    Date: Feb 16    Category: MOSS    Views: 842

We have just recently moved all of our servers to an offsite location to
be managed by an outside company as far as server up time and disaster
recovery. They are using a file system backup called Backula (which I
had never heard of before). However, I am very concerned that they will
not be sufficient in restoring our Production servers in a timely
manner. I was wondering what method / product others are using.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mackenzie Lewis     Answered On: Feb 16

I propose You DocAVe 4.5 backup  tool , You can use platform level backup
tool and backup all program files , iss metadata and database data. Other
problem this is not a free tool.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kurt Gilbert     Answered On: Feb 16

Yes, DocAve makes a very nice tool, as do several others.

Most recently, we have been using SQL backups  as a 'worst case scenario' backup.
Why? because I know I can get my content back (not point and click, however).
You might also take a look at the Quest tools for SharePoint. They allow you to
retrieve single items from SQL Backups (*.bak files) and restore them full
fidelity to their original location  in SharePoint. DocAve is similar, but
creates its own backup. Both are good, requirements should define the one you
select. As Liz mentioned, there are many things to backup  with a SharePoint
farm, but SQL is by far the most important in *most* implementations.

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