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

Troubleshooting VMware backups and restores of SharePoint Server

Note the following when you perform a VMware backup that protects an application:

  • One Application State Capture job is created per VM, regardless of which applications are selected in policy.

  • The ASC job can fail if the VMware disk layout has changed since the last discovery. In this situation, you must force NetBackup to rediscover virtual machines by lowering the value of the Reuse VM selection query results for option. See the NetBackup for VMware Administrator's Guide.

  • If the ASC job fails, the VMware snapshot or backup continues. Application-specific data cannot be restored.

    When you query the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), it may show that the database was backed up. In this case, though the database was skipped, the snapshot was still successful.

  • The ASC job can result in status 1 (partially success). For example, if SharePoint was protected, but SQL failed to be protected.

  • Failure results in the discovery job or parent job exiting with status 1.

  • ASC messages are filtered to the ASC job details.

  • If you enable recovery for a particular application but that application does not exist on the VM, the ASC job returns Status 0.

  • Details on the ASC job can be found in the Activity monitor job details.

  • bpfis is executed and simulates a VSS snapshot backup. This simulation is required to gain logical information of the application.

  • GRT live browse error of a SharePoint application-aware VMware image

    When you perform a live browse of VMware SharePoint application-aware backups where the Primary VM identifier is not a NetBIOS name (for example, display name or UUID), a client name like client SP2010 becomes client%20SP2010. The result is that the SharePoint live browse fails with database system error because client%20SP2010 is not recognized as a valid client name.

    Use one of the following workarounds for this issue:

    In the NetBackup Administration Console, add an entry to NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Servers > Distributed Application Restore Mapping. The Primary VM identifier is the name of the application host. The front-end client name is the name of the component host.

    If the Primary VM identifier cannot be added to the Distributed Application Restore Mappings using the GUI on the master server then manually add the entry. For UNIX master servers, add the SPS_REDIRECT_ALLOWED entry to the bp.conf file. For Windows master servers, add an SPS_REDIRECT_ALLOWED registry entry.

  • The Application State Capture job fails for SharePoint when there is a Content database with no site collections present. To avoid this issue, remove the empty Content database or create a site collection in the Content database.

  • When you use a VMWare policy to protect SharePoint, the Application State Capture job returns an error for any SQL Servers that host multiple SharePoint farms. 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.

  • If a media server is not added in the Additional Servers list, ContentDB restore from a VMware job fails with error 2804. To add a media server to the list, do the following:

    • In the NetBackup Administration Console, go to NetBackup Management > Host Properties > Master Servers.

    • Double-click the name of the master server to view the properties.

    • Select Servers in the left pane to display the list of servers.

    • Select the Additional Servers tab and click Add to add the media server to the list of servers.