How to perform a disaster recovery of a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 using Backup Exec 2012.

Article:TECH179330  |  Created: 2012-01-19  |  Updated: 2012-01-19  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH179330
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Issue



How to perform a disaster recovery of a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 using Backup Exec 2012.


Environment



 

Backup Exec 2012
Small Business Server 2008
 

 


Solution



 

This procedure will first restore the Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 Operating System to its pre-disaster state and will restore data files, followed by restore of the Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint data that is protected by the Backup Exec database agents included with Backup Exec for Windows. This will occur only if the databases were installed as part of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 installation, and the databases were selected for backup, and backups completed successfully.

 

A. Requirements

 

  •  Simplified Disaster Recovery media (CD/DVD)
  •  A disaster recovery information file if the computer to be recovered was backed up to a tape device.
  •  A tape/backup device must be attached to the computer that is being recovered.
  • The backup set that contains all of the critical system components for the computer that is being restored.

 

 

B. Restoring the operating system and data files using Simplified Disaster Recovery

 

Performing a local recovery by using the Recover This Computer Wizard

 

Use the following steps to perform a local recovery by using the Recover This Computer Wizard.

1.    Place the bootable Simplified Disaster Recovery Disk in the CD or DVD drive of the computer to be recovered and then start the computer.

2.    Select the language you want to use.

3.    On the Simplified Disaster Recovery Welcome screen, click Recover This Computer.

4.    Select the option The data is located on devices locally attached to this computer.

Note: If SCSI or RAID controller drivers are required, the drivers are automatically installed if the Recover This Computer Wizard finds them in its driver database. If the SCSI or RAID drivers are not found, click Install Driver to install the required drivers.

5.    Continue the recovery by following the wizard instructions.

6.    Restart the system after the recovery is completed.

 

C. Restoring SQL 2005/2008 Instance and Databases

 

Note: The Agent for Microsoft SQL Server must be installed on the Backup Exec server

to perform a complete SQL Server database recovery.

 

After using Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) to recover the Windows server,

SDR automatically replaces the damaged master and model databases with copies

of the master and model databases. After SQL is restarted and the latest master

database backup and all other system databases are restored, you must still restore

all user databases after completing the SDR recovery.

 

D. Restoring Exchange Databases

 

This procedure guides you through a complete restoration of Exchange using

Backup Exec. You should have already performed all the appropriate preparation.

 

1.    After completing the instructions in section B, from the Services applet, verify the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is started.

2.    Open Backup Exec and select the Storage tab.

3.    Run an Inventory and Catalog job on the Exchange Server storage groups you want to recover.

4.    Select your SBS resource from the Backup and Restore tab, run the Restore Wizard and select the latest full backup set of each storage group or database for restore.

5.    If necessary, select all subsequent incremental storage group backup sets.

6.    If differential backup sets are to be restored, only the most recent differential

storage group backup set needs to be selected.

 

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

 

 

E. Restoring SharePoint components

 

Complete the actions below to recover the SharePoint data.

 

1.    After completing the instructions in section B, open Backup Exec and select the Storage tab.

2.    Run an Inventory and Catalog job of all local devices.

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

Note:

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

Configure the following Microsoft SQL restore options:

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

 

4.    Restore SharePoint farm components.

Select the backup sets for the following SharePoint components:

  • Help Search service
  • WSS Administration
  • Shared Service web application (if applicable)

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

 

5.     Restore all Web applications.

Note: Select the backup sets for all SharePoint Web applications. Select Yes, restore over  existing databases.

 

6.    Restore the SharePoint Configuration V3-DB resource.

Select the backup sets for the SharePoint Configuration V3-DB resource.

Select Yes, restore over existing databases.

 

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

 

8.    Restore remaining SharePoint resources. Select the backup sets for the SharePoint Global Settings and Single Sign-on database resources , if necessary.

 

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

 





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