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What are people using for their overall backup strategy?

  Asked By: Weston    Date: Jul 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1237

For example,

1. Are you using SPS Data Backup and Restore? ...vs. writing your own SQL Scripts?



2. Are you using a multi-level strategy for server-level disaster recovery, site level backup&restore, document level backup&restore?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Francisco Simpson     Answered On: Jul 03

1. Most of our clients use SPS Data Backup/Restore for an initial restore. After this, we use either custom scripts  or sql  Backup. The main issue with the built-in tool is that it doesn’t allow restoring to an existing portal and force you delete the portal first.

2. Most of our clients use a Stand-by server where main production server is being restored automatically on a nightly basis, this allows them to access previous day or point of time backup  to retrieve individual site  and/or documents. We have written scripts to automate SQL restore  from a production environment to a stand-by server.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Saul Cobb     Answered On: Jul 03

he main issue with the built-in tool is that it doesn’t allow restoring to an existing portal and force you delete the portal first.

Yes, this has caused us to stop using SPS Data B/R for server level  B/R and resort our own custom SQL scripts  along with iisback for the metabase and xcopy for c:\inetpub. We're working to incorporate stsadm for single site  B/R and something like AvePoint for single document  B/R.

Re: We have written scripts to automate SQL restore  from a production environment to a stand-by server

Are you use full backup/restores? ...or incremental? What is the size of your backups?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Karl Reid     Answered On: Jul 03

We use full backup, size is quite large 15Gb or more

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Lionel Phelps     Answered On: Jul 03

We are using AvePoint DocAve for file/folder restore. It has worked
well so far and was easy to implement.

Hint: the user this software runs under must have full rights on SQL
server and be an administrator on sharepoint box.

 
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