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SharePoint Disaster Recovery

Created: 30 Jun 2010 | 1 comment

I'm am trying to perform a disaster recovery test of our SharePoint farm using Backup Exec 2010 SharePoint Agent but I can't seem to get it to work (or at least not how I expect it to).

We have a WSS 3.0 install on a single VM with the SQL 2005 databases sitting on a seperate physical box. Our VM is protected (with VRanger) and can be restored back to it's current state no problems, but I can't seem to restore the databases back onto our SQL box using the Backup Exec SharePoint Agent.

The DR scenerio I have set up is this: Shutdown web server VM, drop all databases and remove files, bring up web VM. This is in theory the state we would be in should we be in a DR situation. I now need to be able to bring back online all the databases but can't seem to do this with Backup Exec. In theory I guess this would work if I were only backing up the SQL databases and not using the SharePoint agent, but I want to be able to use the GRT features you get with the SharePoint Agent.

Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Jack

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Riyaj S's picture

http://support.veritas.com/docs/290873  ( Disaster recovery procedure for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 using Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers, version 11d or later )

Hope this helps.

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