Policy recommendations for SharePoint Server 2007 and later

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Policy recommendations for SharePoint Server 2007 and later

Refer to the following recommendations when you create policies:

  • For recovery purposes, perform a farm-level backup of SharePoint Server.

  • To fully protect SharePoint Server, create an MS-Windows policy. This policy should include the file system where SharePoint Web parts can be installed and System State directive (Shadow Copy Components). Exclude any databases from this policy; they are included in the SharePoint policy backup. A backup of the System State protects the IIS metadata. (In Table: NetBackup policy examples for SharePoint Server 2007 and later, see Policy B.)

  • To restore individual items using Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), create a policy for each individual Web Application. Enable the Enable granular recovery option. (In Table: NetBackup policy examples for SharePoint Server 2007 and later, see Policy C.)

    Note:

    The Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\AllWebs directive includes the SharePoint 2010 administration sites in a backup. However, granular recovery of the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Web site and the Shared Services Administration Web site is not supported.

Table: NetBackup policy examples for SharePoint Server 2007 and later

Policy and policy type

Backup selections

Auto backup frequency

Enable granular recovery

Other configuration

Policy A-1

MS- SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\*

Weekly Full

Daily Incremental

No

Include the Index Files in the full farm backup and exclude the Index Files from the farm incremental backups. Add directives for individual Index Files to the Exclude list:

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\Web Application name\Index-DB*

To back up the Index with a separate policy, see Policy A-2.

Policy A-2

MS-SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\Web Application name\Index-DB*

Weekly Full

No

Optionally, you can back up the Index Files with this separate policy. Exclude the Index Files from the full and the incremental farm backups (Policy A-1). Add directives for individual Index Files to the Exclude list:

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\Web Application name\Index-DB*

Policy B

MS-Windows

Shadow Copy Components:\

ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES

Daily Incremental

Weekly Full

No

Exclude any databases from this policy. Add the paths for any databases to the Exclude list.

Policy C

MS-SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\AllWebs

Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\Web Application name

Weekly Full

Yes

To restore individual items using GRT, create a separate policy with the "AllWebs" directive or create a separate policy for each Web Application. The backup image must reside on a disk storage unit.

See Policy recommendations for SharePoint Server 2003

See Configuring the log on account for the NetBackup Client Service for NetBackup for SharePoint Server on Windows

See SharePoint Server backup types

See Creating a backup selections list for a SharePoint Server policy


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