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 of using a VMware policy to protect SharePoint Server

The following limitations exist when you configure a VMware policy to protect SharePoint Server:

  • This list is not a comprehensive list of VMware policy limitations. For additional information on support for NetBackup in virtual environments, see the following:

    http://www.veritas.com/docs/000006177

  • VMware incremental backups of SharePoint Server are not supported with this version of NetBackup. However, the use of Accelerator may increase the speed of full backups.

  • Consistency checks of the SharePoint Server are not performed with VMware backups.

  • SQL Servers cannot be clustered.

  • The Application State Capture (ASC) job fails and the databases are not protected if you do any of the following:

    • Disable the Virtual Machine quiesce option.

    • Exclude any data disks from the VMware policy, on the Exclude Disks tab. Be sure that any disks that you exclude do not contain SharePoint data.

  • Databases are cataloged and protected only if they exist in a configuration that is supported for VMware backups. As long as there are any databases that can be protected, the ASC job continues. If you select databases for backup that exist on supported and on unsupported disks, the ASC job produces a status 1 (partially successful). The ASC job detects these situations and the job details include the result of the backup operation.

    SharePoint Server databases are not cataloged and backed up if they exist on the following:

    • Raw device mapping (RDMs). Make sure that the SharePoint virtual machine does not use RDM as storage for databases.

    • Virtual Machine Disk (vmdk) volumes that are marked as independent. Make sure that the SharePoint databases are not stored on independent disks.

    • Mount point volumes.

    • Virtual hard disks (VHDs).

      If NetBackup detects any database objects on a VHD disk, the ASC job fails and no SharePoint content is cataloged. All objects in the backup are not cataloged, including those that do not exist on the VHD.

    • RAID volumes.

    • ReFS file systems.

    • Any components that reside on a physical computer are not backed up with the VMware backup.

    • An excluded Windows boot disk. The ASC job detects this type of disk and treats it like an independent disk.

      The VMware backup cannot exclude for any reason the disk on which NetBackup is installed. For example, do not select the Exclude boot disk option if NetBackup is installed on the boot drive (typically C:).

  • SharePoint configurations that have any SQL Server back-end servers that service multiple SQL Server instances for multiple SharePoint farms are not supported with SharePoint application-enabled VMware policies.

  • VMware policies let you exclude certain virtual disks from the VMware backup. If you want to exclude specific SharePoint components, use a MS-SharePoint policy.