SharePoint Redirected restore steps for Backup Exec 2012

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           Backup Exec 2012 Redirected Sharepoint Restores



  •     Allows individual item restores to alternative SharePoint destinations. 
  •     Destination can be site collection , sub-site or list / library .
  •     Offers the ability to restore from a Sharepoint Full , Differential or Incremental  backup set.
  •     During the restore it will allow to redirect the restore to a Server Farm, Web Application, Site Collection or Sub-site.
  •     Restoring from an incremental or differential set it does not require selection of the previous full backup. 
  •     Backup Exec will restore all the sets needed for the restore.
  •     Same SharePoint Farm as the source or a different SharePoint Farm.
  •     No longer limited to redirecting only to a file path.
  •     Supported only for SharePoint 2007 or higher.
  •     Full URL to the destination site must be specified .
  •     The source site will be created at the specified destination , not under it . 


      Sharepoint Redirected Restore Target limitations 




               The following are steps to perform a Sharepoint redirected restore.

1-  From the Backup Exec 2012 console right click on the SharePoint server and select restore. (Figure 1)



                  2-  Select Microsoft SharePoint Server data then click next in order to proceed with the restore . (Figure 2)




3-  Select the type of Sharepoint data to restore .  The restore wizard allows you to select individuals items ( ex. documents, images, sites,
sub-sites, list, and list items) , web applications or portal sites and SharePoint Farm components (ex. configuration databases, service
applications, shared service providers). (Figure 3)
4- Select the backup set and item to restore. (Figure 4)
5- The following screen allows to restore the data to the original location, redirect the data to a site (ex. site collection, sub-site, list or library) or to a path. (Figure 5)
6- The following screen will allow to maintain versioning and select overwrite behavior for restored data. (Figure 6)
7- The additional task screen will allow to run a pre or post command and add a notification recipient. (Figure 7)
8- The following screen allows you to enter the name for the restore job and schedule the time for the restore to run.  (Figure 8)
9- Restore Summary screen allows to review the restore job settings prior to running the restore. (Figure 9)
Note:  While the setting 'Restore site list and item level permissions' is shown with a value of 'Yes', this setting and value are ignored for all redirected cross-site GRT restores. The restored data will inherit permissions in the target location.

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