Veritas NetBackup™ for Microsoft SharePoint Server Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.1)
  1. Introducing NetBackup for SharePoint Server
    1.  
      About NetBackup for SharePoint Server
    2.  
      Features of NetBackup for SharePoint
    3.  
      SharePoint Server backup operations
    4.  
      About the contents of a SharePoint Server backup and a SharePoint Foundation backup
    5.  
      SharePoint Server restore operations
    6.  
      Limitations on SharePoint Server backups and restores
    7.  
      NetBackup File System Daemon
  2. Installing NetBackup for SharePoint Server
    1.  
      Planning the installation of NetBackup for SharePoint
    2.  
      Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
    3.  
      NetBackup server and client requirements
    4.  
      SharePoint server software requirements
    5.  
      Requirements for installing the SQL Server back-end servers in a cluster
    6.  
      About the license for NetBackup for SharePoint
  3. Installing and configuring NFS for SharePoint Granular Recovery
    1.  
      About installing and configuring Network File System (NFS) for SharePoint Granular Recovery
    2.  
      Requirements for SharePoint Granular Recovery
    3.  
      Configurations that are supported for SharePoint Granular Recovery
    4. About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016
      1.  
        Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on a Windows 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 media server
      2.  
        Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on a Windows 2012, 2012 R2, or 2016 client
    5. About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2
      1.  
        Enabling Services for Network File System (NFS) on Windows 2008 or 2008 R2
      2.  
        Disabling the Client for NFS on the media server
      3.  
        Disabling the Server for NFS
    6.  
      Configuring a UNIX media server and Windows clients for backups and restores that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
    7.  
      Configuring a different network port for NBFSD
  4. Configuring NetBackup for SharePoint Server
    1.  
      About configuring NetBackup for SharePoint
    2.  
      About a SharePoint non-granular backup vs. a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
    3. Configuring a SharePoint backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
      1.  
        Disk storage units supported with SharePoint Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
      2.  
        Limitations and conditions for restores that use SharePoint Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
    4.  
      Configuring the logon account for the NetBackup Client Service for NetBackup for SharePoint
    5.  
      Configuring the logon account for the NetBackup Legacy Network Service for NetBackup for SharePoint
    6. Configuring SharePoint client host properties
      1.  
        SharePoint properties
      2.  
        Specifying the account that logs on to the SharePoint application server
      3.  
        Configuring local security privileges for the SharePoint Servers
      4.  
        Performing consistency checks with NetBackup for SharePoint backups
      5.  
        Consistency check options for SharePoint Server
    7.  
      Configuring mappings for restores of a distributed application, cluster, or virtual machine
    8.  
      Reviewing the auto-discovered mappings in Host Management
    9.  
      Performing a manual backup
  5. Configuring NetBackup for SharePoint backup policies
    1.  
      About backup policies for granular backup and recovery of SharePoint Server
    2.  
      About backup policies for SharePoint farm backup and recovery
    3.  
      About backup policies for disaster recovery of SharePoint Server
    4.  
      About VMware backup policies that protect SharePoint Server
    5. About configuring a backup policy for SharePoint
      1.  
        Adding a new NetBackup for SharePoint policy
      2.  
        About policy attributes
      3. Adding schedules to a NetBackup for SharePoint policy
        1.  
          About schedule properties
        2.  
          NetBackup for SharePoint Server backup types
      4.  
        Adding clients to a policy
      5. Creating a backup selections list for a SharePoint Server policy
        1.  
          Performing SharePoint backups with multiple data streams
        2.  
          Using wildcards in a SharePoint backup selections list
      6.  
        Configuring exclude lists for SharePoint clients
  6. Performing backups and restores of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
    1. About user-directed backups of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
      1.  
        Specifying the server and client for a SharePoint Server backup operation
      2.  
        About backup options for NetBackup for SharePoint
      3.  
        Performing a user-directed backup of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
    2. About restores of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
      1.  
        Specifying the server, client, and the policy type for a SharePoint Server restore operation
      2.  
        Restore options for SharePoint Server on the Microsoft SharePoint tab
      3.  
        Restore options for SharePoint Server on the General tab
      4.  
        How the NetBackup Recovery Assistant restores SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
      5.  
        Restoring SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
      6.  
        Restoring the SharePoint Search Service Application
      7.  
        About requirements for restores of individual SharePoint items using Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
      8.  
        Restoring individual SharePoint items from full database backups
      9.  
        Recovering a SharePoint Web application in a farm with multiple front-end servers
      10.  
        Restoring a deleted SharePoint list
      11.  
        Redirecting a restore of a SharePoint web application within a farm
      12.  
        Redirecting a restore of a SharePoint Web application to another farm
      13.  
        Redirecting the restore of a SharePoint Server Web application content database to an alternate SQL instance
      14.  
        Redirecting individual SharePoint items to a file path (SharePoint 2010)
  7. Protecting SharePoint Server data with VMware backups
    1. About protecting SharePoint Server data with VMware backups
      1.  
        About the Veritas VSS provider for vSphere
      2.  
        Support and requirements for VMware backups that protect SharePoint Server
      3.  
        Limitations of using a VMware policy to protect SharePoint Server
    2. About configuring a VMware backup that protects SharePoint Server
      1.  
        Installing the Veritas VSS provider for vSphere
      2.  
        Configuring a VMware backup policy to protect SharePoint Server
      3.  
        Configuring the granular proxy host for Federated SharePoint configurations with VMware
    3.  
      Restoring SharePoint data from a VMware backup
  8. Disaster recovery
    1.  
      About disaster recovery of a SharePoint Server
    2.  
      Requirements for disaster recovery of a SharePoint Server
    3.  
      Recovering a SharePoint server (without BMR)
  9. Troubleshooting
    1. About NetBackup for SharePoint debug logging
      1.  
        Enabling the debug logs for a NetBackup for SharePoint client automatically
      2.  
        Enabling the debug logging for NetBackup for SharePoint manually
      3.  
        Setting the debug level on a NetBackup for SharePoint Windows client
      4.  
        Veritas VSS provider logs
    2. About NetBackup status reports
      1.  
        Viewing the progress report of a NetBackup for SharePoint operation
    3.  
      Restores to different SharePoint service pack or different cumulative update levels
    4.  
      Modified system files or ghost files are not cataloged or restored during a site collection restore
    5.  
      Troubleshooting SharePoint jobs that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
    6.  
      About troubleshooting SharePoint restore operations
    7.  
      About NetBackup for SharePoint and client-side deduplication
    8.  
      Troubleshooting VMware backups and restores of SharePoint Server

Limitations and conditions for restores that use SharePoint Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)

The following limitations and conditions exist for jobs using Granular Recovery Technology (GRT):

  • The feature is limited to certain versions of SharePoint Server and Windows Server. See the Software Compatibility List (CL) and the Application/Database Agent Compatibility List.

  • This feature only supports full and user-directed backups. NetBackup lets you create a complete policy for disaster recovery, with all the various types of schedules. However, you cannot restore individual items from an incremental backup.

  • NetBackup does not support Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) with Microsoft SharePoint Server backups in a multi-tenant SharePoint environment.

  • Backups must be made to a disk storage unit, not to tape, and restores that use GRT must be made from a disk storage unit. You can manually duplicate the backup image to disk, but you cannot restore from the tape copy.

    See Disk storage units supported with SharePoint Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

  • Backups with GRT do not support any content databases that exist on multiple servers in a farm.

  • Granular Recovery with Remote BLOB Storage providers is not supported; however, you can backup and restore the entire farm or databases. Refer to the following TechNote.

    Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and NetBackup

  • When you perform a granular recovery of documents, pictures, or list items that are part of a workflow, the state of these items is not preserved.

  • NetBackup does not support backups and restores with GRT if you use a third-party document management software to manage your SharePoint documents. For example, NextDocs.

  • Granular recovery of the Central Administration website and the Shared Services Administration website is not supported.

  • (SharePoint 2016) If you edit the title of a list item, SharePoint creates a new version for those list items. When you select all list item versions for restore, NetBackup creates a new list item for only those versions whose title is different than the original list item title. As a workaround, restore the list.

  • (SharePoint 2016) If the list item version you selected for restore has a different title than the original list item title and the Restore over existing items option is also enabled, the restore job fails with an error message. As a workaround, restore the list.

  • (SharePoint 2016) When you use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) to restore ghosted or uncustomized aspx pages from any template, the restore job is successful, but the restored pages appear with the default content when it was created. This issue is not seen if the aspx pages are uploaded to SharePoint. Such pages are treated as customized pages.

    To work around this issue, restore the SharePoint web application content database. See Redirecting the restore of a SharePoint Server Web application content database to an alternate SQL instance.

  • (SharePoint 2013 and later) For backups that use GRT, a redirected restore to a file system is not supported.

  • (SharePoint 2013 and later) The Restore GRT Basic Meeting Workspace shows errors when you restore even though the restore completed.

  • (SharePoint 2013) The following site templates are not supported with SharePoint restores that use GRT:

    • Product Catalog

    • Community Site

  • (SharePoint 2010 and 2013) If you perform a restore with Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), any SharePoint user ratings and tags are synchronized to the current settings of the user rating and tags in the respective metadata databases.

  • (SharePoint 2010 and 2013) Dependent items of blog posts (including comments and images) are not restored with restores that use Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

  • (SharePoint 2010 and 2013) When you restore a list item from a localized subsite, the job is reported as successful. However the list item fails to appear in the SharePoint user interface. To work around this issue, restore the item to a file system and upload the item to SharePoint.