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
Using wildcards in a SharePoint backup selections list
Wildcard characters can be used to define groups of databases. This way multiple objects can be backed up without having to specify the objects individually in the backup selections list. For example, you may have a farm with a large number of Web applications or have Web applications with many content databases. You can use wildcard characters to indicate groups of Web applications and use the NEW_STREAM directive to divide the backup into multiple jobs, as follows:
Table: Supported wildcard characters
Use as a substitute for zero or more characters. Specify the asterisk as the last character in the string.
Example: To specify all objects that start with an a use a*.
Question mark (?)
Use as a substitute for one or more characters in a name.
Example 1: The string s?z processes all objects that have s for a first character, any character for a second character, and z for a third character.
Example 2: The string
Left & right brackets ([ ... ])
Use to match any one character that is enclosed in square brackets. A minus (-) can be used to indicate a range of consecutive characters; for example, [0-9] is equivalent to .
The minus (-) loses this special meaning if it occurs last in the string.
The right square bracket (]) does not terminate such a string when it is the first character within it. For example,
The following rules apply when wildcard characters are used in the backup selections list:
Only one wildcard pattern per backup selections list entry is allowed.
If a wildcard pattern is not honored it is treated literally.
Wildcard patterns are honored only in the final segment of the path name.
Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\WebApp*
Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\WebApp[A-D]
Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\WebAppDept?
Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\Shared Services\*\Content DB