Veritas NetBackup™ for Microsoft SharePoint Server Administrator's Guide
- Introducing NetBackup for SharePoint Server
- Installing NetBackup for SharePoint Server
- Installing and configuring NFS for SharePoint Granular Recovery
- About configuring Services for Network File System (NFS)
- Configuring NetBackup for SharePoint Server
- Configuring a SharePoint backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
- Configuring SharePoint client host properties
- Configuring NetBackup for SharePoint backup policies
- About configuring a backup policy for SharePoint
- Adding schedules to a NetBackup for SharePoint policy
- Creating a backup selections list for a SharePoint Server policy
- Performing backups and restores of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
- About user-directed backups of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
- About restores of SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation
- Protecting SharePoint Server data with VMware backups
- About protecting an application database with VMware backups
- About configuring a VMware backup that protects SharePoint Server
- Disaster recovery
- About NetBackup for SharePoint debug logging
- About NetBackup status reports
About a SharePoint non-granular backup vs. a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology (GRT)
Non-granular backups allow the restore of SharePoint objects at the level of a Web Application. This type of backup also allows the restore at the level of the Single Sign-on database. Individual items cannot be restored from non-granular backups.
To restore individual items using Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), NetBackup performs a granular-level backup of the SharePoint Web Application. You can restore the entire database or you can restore items individually. Items can then be restored to the existing Web Application. For SharePoint 2010, you can also redirect to a file system location. Individual items are cataloged for restore browsing and for recovery on a granular-level backup image.
The farm databases (Configuration, Single Sign-on, Index Files and their Search databases) cannot be backed up with a policy that is enabled for individual item restores (GRT). For comprehensive farm disaster recovery, back up those databases with a separate policy where granular recovery is disabled.
Table: SharePoint Server non-granular backup vs. a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology describes what SharePoint objects can be restored with non-granular and granular-level backups.
Table: SharePoint Server non-granular backup vs. a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology
Can be restored from a non-granular backup
Can be restored from a backup that uses Granular Recovery Technology
Single Sign-on database
Index Files and their Search databases
Web Applications or Content databases
Individual lists or libraries
Individual documents or list items
* Only restore these items as part of a farm restore.