Adding a SharePoint server farm to the backup selections list.

Article:HOWTO60985  |  Created: 2011-11-28  |  Updated: 2012-01-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO60985
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Adding a SharePoint server farm to the backup selections list

If you create a shortcut to a SharePoint server farm as user-defined selection, it appears in the backup selections list. Any SharePoint server farms that publish to Backup Exec also appear in the backup selections list. If a farm that you want to back up does not display under the Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms node on the Backup Job Properties dialog box, you can manually add that farm to the list.

Backup Exec adds the new server farm to the Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms node under Backup Exec Agents and contacts the specified Web server to retrieve the remainder of the farm topology.

When you create jobs to protect the SharePoint resources for the server farm, make backup selections from this server farm node. In addition, back up the default Microsoft SQL databases (master, model, msdb, pubs) for each Microsoft SQL instance that hosts SharePoint databases.

Please note that after a server farm is added to Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms, the SharePoint databases hosted on Microsoft SQL instances can no longer be selected for backup directly from the Microsoft SQL Server resource nodes.

If you change the SharePoint server farm topology after it has been added to Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms, you must browse the server farm node so that Backup Exec can recognize and save the changes.

Backup Exec's dynamic inclusion feature automatically protects any new resources that were added after a backup job was created.

See How Backup Exec automatically protects new SharePoint resources during a backup job.

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In a CASO environment, you must add the server farm to each managed media server individually. You should repeat this procedure for each managed media server on which you want the server farm to appear in the backup selections list.

To add a SharePoint server farm to the backup selections list

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. In the selection tree, right-click Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms and then click Add Server Farm.

  4. In the Web server name field, type the name of a Web server that belongs to the farm you want to add.

  5. In the Server farm name field, type a name for the farm or use the default name. The name you type here will display under the Microsoft SharePoint Server Farms node. Backup Exec lists the names of discovered Web servers in parentheses after the server farm name in the Selection tree.

    The following characters cannot be used in farm names: ' ~ ^ * ( ) { } \ ; : ' " , < > / ?

  6. Click OK.


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