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CommVault with WSS 2.0 and WSS 3.0

  Asked By: Roxanne    Date: Jul 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1591

We have a separate team that is responsible for our SharePoint
backups. We currently use CommVault for a document level backup of our
WSS 2.0 environment along with backing up our SQL2005 databases. We are
in the process of planning our upgrade from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0. My
question is: Does anyone know if CommVault can support simultaneous
installations of WSS 2.0 and WSS 3.0 with the same backup server? We
plan on performing a gradual upgrade over the course of three weeks at
which point both versions of WSS will be installed and running. Our
backup team will be working with the vendor, but any information we can
get from SharePoint gurus that may have underwent a similar scenario
would be most helpful.

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8 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Nagesh Maulik     Answered On: Jul 31

I have forwarded your question to my contacts at CommVault.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Irving Hurley     Answered On: Jul 31

CommVault is an incredible product and I highly recommend it as I have used
it and have pushed it to clients in the past.. There work with 2003 and WSS
v2 was stellar and they are ramping up to deliver for MOSS and WSS v3. They
however currently are not feature complete. meaning they will not be able to
do full site restores. They are limited to Libraries only but they should
be complete within the next couple months.. or this is what I got from the
Jersey Boys. I still highly recommend you reach out to these guys as once
they are feature complete they offer the best solution I have come across.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Asia Meyers     Answered On: Jul 31

General question on the topic of backup/restores: What do these 3rd party
products provide that the OOTB Backup/Restore functionality does not cover? I'm
focused on the MOSS 2007 world.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Shelley Reese     Answered On: Jul 31

Ease of use, Faster restores, Scheduling (BIG WIN unless your scripting your
backups and using Task Scheduler or AT) there is a list out there somewhere
but any of the backup  players should have a comparison as to what they offer
and how it beats the Native offering... I hope I'm not sounding like a
salesman.. I'm not

I'm not going to Knock the out of the box offering either with MOSS. It
does work.. and you can get around the scheduling by creating a batch job as
I stated previously.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Vinay Thakur     Answered On: Jul 31

Add individual item restores: document, document  library, lists, list
items, sites, site collections.

My article from last year is a bit out of date but much of it is still
relevant.

www.windowsitpro.com/.../49794.html
AvePoint products have had a major upgrade  since the article was
published.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Christen Roberson     Answered On: Jul 31

any thoughts on symantec enterprise vault's sharepoint  plugin?

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Jul 31

I have not examined their current product if it has been updated since
my article last year.

At that time, it could not see inside the databases, only backed them up
and restored them.

It could, however, completely restore a farm including the config_db if
you were restoring the OS and the databases  together.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Amrita Durgude     Answered On: Jul 31

yeah, i've been curious as to what their new release is going to
include. the edition available for wss  v2 / sps 2003 is pretty sweet
when it comes to compression.

 
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