Recovery notes for using Simplified Disaster Recovery with Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, CASO, Hyper-V hosts, and the Deduplication Option

Description

Review the following recovery notes if you recover a SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint server, or an environment in which the Central Admin Server Option is installed.

Microsoft SQL Server recovery notes

After you use Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) to recover the Windows server, SDR automatically replaces the damaged master and model databases with copies of the master database and the model database. After SQL is restarted and the latest master database backup and all other system databases are restored, you must still restore all user databases. Use the Backup Exec Restore wizard to restore the latest backups.

Microsoft Exchange recovery notes

After you use SDR to recover the Windows server, use the Backup Exec Restore wizard to restore the Exchange Server databases from the most recent Exchange Server database backups.

SharePoint Portal Server recovery notes

You can use SDR to recover a Windows server that has SharePoint Portal Server installed. After you restore the Windows computer, you must restart it. After the computer restarts, although, the SharePoint Portal Server software is installed, it is not functional. You must remove the SharePoint Portal Server and reinstall it before the SharePoint data can be restored.

Central Admin Server Option (CASO) recovery notes

When you use SDR to recover a computer in a CASO environment, you can submit the remote restore job to either of the following:

  • The central administration server.

  • The managed Backup Exec server that performed the original backup job.

Microsoft Hyper-V hosts

After you use SDR to recover the Windows server, use the Backup Exec Restore wizard to restore the Microsoft Hyper-V host from the most recent Microsoft Hyper-V backups.

Backup Exec Deduplication Option recovery notes

If the Backup Exec Deduplication Option is installed and you use deduplication disk storage devices, consider the following:

  • If you back up the local Backup Exec server, do not select a deduplication disk storage device on the server as the destination storage device. The Recover This Computer wizard cannot restore data from a local deduplication disk storage device.

  • Simplified Disaster Recovery (SDR) cannot recover a deduplication disk storage device.

  • Before you can use SDR to restore a remote computer that was backed up with client-side deduplication, you must first delete the direct access device.

    See Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing.

If you use SDR to recover a Backup Exec server that contains a deduplication disk storage device, consider the following:

  • Any existing backup sets that were sent to the deduplication disk storage device after it was backed up cannot be restored.

  • The deduplication disk storage device may not be in an operational state after the recovery.

You can also use manual disaster recovery to recover deduplication disk storage devices and OpenStorage devices.

See Methods for restoring data in Backup Exec

See Disaster recovery of deduplication disk storage devices

See Disaster recovery information file data paths.

See Setting or changing the alternate location for the disaster recovery information file

See About the Central Admin Server Option.

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