Microsoft SharePoint default options

Article:HOWTO23845  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-06-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23845
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Microsoft SharePoint default options

You can set default options to use for all backup and restore jobs for SharePoint Server 2003 and later.

See Setting default options for SharePoint Server 2003 and later.

Table: Microsoft SharePoint default options

Item

Description

Backup method

Allows you to select one of the following as the default backup method:

  • Full - Back up entire database

    Backs up the entire database.

  • Differential - Back up database changes only

    Backs up only the changes that were made to the database since the last full backup. The differential backup method cannot be used to back up Index databases or Document Libraries. The Full backup method must be used to back up these resources.

  • Log - Back up and truncate transaction log

    Backs up the data that is contained in the transaction log. This method does not back up database data. After the transaction log is backed up, committed transactions are removed (truncated).

    If the databases are configured for the SQL Server simple recovery model, log backups are not supported. To change the recovery model, use the SQL administration tools to set the recovery model to Full. You should run a new full backup if you change the recovery model before a log backup is run.

    Alternatively, you can run full backups only, or run full and differential backups of the SQL databases that are associated with SharePoint.

Use Backup Exec Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) to enable the restore of individual documents from the database backup (available for full backups only)

Enables the restore of individual documents from database backups. This option is only available when performing full backups. The option is not available if Differential - Back up database changes only has been selected as the backup method. You must have a current version of the Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the SharePoint server when you run the GRT-enabled backup job.

See How to restore individual items by using Granular Recovery Technology.

Perform consistency check before backup of Microsoft SQL databases used by Microsoft SharePoint

Runs a full consistency check (including indexes) of the Microsoft SQL databases used by Microsoft SharePoint before you back up the database.

Continue with backup if consistency check fails

Continues with the backup operation even if the consistency check fails.

Bring restored databases online

Brings the databases online after a restore job.

Reconnect previous database links

Re-establishes the link between the restored databases and their corresponding sites when you restore Web applications or Windows SharePoint Services sites.

Preserve existing Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site and application pool (SharePoint 2007 and 2010 only)

Preserves the web site and application pool for the SharePoint Web application that you restore if it already exists in IIS. If you do not check this option, the Web site and application pool are deleted from IIS during the restore. After they are deleted, they are recreated in the default location that SharePoint specifies. This option is for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 only.

Replace existing database

Specifies that you want to replace existing databases on the specified SQL server instance with the databases being restored. Otherwise, an error occurs if databases with the same names as those being restored exist on the specified SQL server instance.

If versioning is enabled on the restore destination

Allows you to choose from the following options if versioning is enabled on the destination to which you want to restore an individual item:

  • Add as a new version

    Backup Exec restores the existing item as a new version, which makes it the most recent version of the existing item.

  • Skip if the item exists

    Backup Exec does not restore the item if an identical item exists in the restore destination. Backup Exec notes that the file was skipped in the job log.

  • Restore over existing items

    Backup Exec replaces the existing item with the restored item.

If versioning is not enabled on the restore destination

Allows you to choose from the following options if versioning is not enabled on the destination to which you want to restore an individual item:

  • Skip if the item exists

    Backup Exec does not restore the item if an identical item exists in the restore destination. Backup Exec notes that the file was skipped in the job log.

  • Restore over existing items

    Backup Exec replaces the existing item with the restored item.

Restore only the most recent version of an item

Restores only the most recent version of an item.

Include security information

Restores any applicable security information with the item.

You can restore different levels of security based on the SharePoint item you restore:

  • Sites - User and SharePoint Group information and security ACL are restored for top-level sites

  • Sub-sites - Security ACL is restored

  • Lists - Security ACL and other security-related information is restored

  • List items - Granular security information is restored to individual list items for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 only


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