Recovering Microsoft SharePoint 2010 data after a disaster

Article:HOWTO73813  |  Created: 2012-03-02  |  Updated: 2012-03-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73813
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Recovering Microsoft SharePoint 2010 data after a disaster

You can use the Agent for Microsoft SharePoint to recover a Microsoft SharePoint server after a hard drive failure. Before you recover SharePoint data, you must recover the SharePoint server's operating system.

You can use Backup Exec's Simplified Disaster Recovery Option or you can manually recover the server's operating system.

See About Simplified Disaster Recovery.

After the Windows server is recovered, you can recover SharePoint 2010 data. Complete the actions in the table in successive order to recover the SharePoint data.

Table: To recover SharePoint 2010 data after a disaster

Step

Action

Notes

Step 1

Recover the master database and the model database for the SQL instances that SharePoint uses. You must perform this step if you manually recovered the server's operating system.

Skip this step if you used Backup Exec's Simplified Disaster Recovery Option to recover the server's operating system.

See About recovering SQL manually.

Step 2

Inventory the media to be recovered.

See Inventorying a storage device.

Step 3

Catalog the media to be recovered.

See Cataloging a storage device.

Step 4

Restore the msdb databases for any SQL instances that SharePoint uses.

Select the backup sets that contain the msdb databases for the SQL instances that SharePoint uses.

Configure the following Microsoft SQL restore options:

  • Select Leave the database ready to use; additional transaction logs or differential backups cannot be restored.

  • Select Overwrite existing databases.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Step 5

Restore all Web applications.

Select the backup sets for all SharePoint Web applications.

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Step 6

Restore Shared Services Applications databases.

Restore the following Shared Services Applications databases:

  • Business Data Connectivity Service

  • Managed Metadata Service

  • PerformancePoint Service Application

  • Search Service Application

  • Secure Store Service

  • User Profile Service Application

  • Web Analytics Service Application

  • Word Automation Services

  • Services\State Services\Service DB 1

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Note:

Some of the remaining restore jobs may fail because communication with the SharePoint server has not been fully established yet. This behavior is expected. Proceed with the recovery process until all steps are complete.

Step 7

Restore search services.

Restore the following services:

  • SharePoint Foundation Help Search\Search Instance\Index Files 1

  • Search-DB 1

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Note:

You may get a message in the job log to restart your computer. You can ignore the message.

Step 8

Restore the SharePoint Configuration V4-DB resource.

Select the backup sets for the SharePoint Configuration V4-DB resource.

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Step 9

Restart the SharePoint server.

After the restore job is complete, restart the SharePoint server. Then proceed to the next step.

Step 10

Restore remaining SharePoint resources.

Select the backup sets for the SharePoint Global Settings resources, if necessary.

See About searching for and restoring data.

Step 11

Back up the SharePoint server.

When the disaster recovery is complete, Symantec recommends that you perform a backup job as soon as possible.

See About backing up data.


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