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Backing Up Skype for Business 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am just reviewing our backup and restore strategy and I was wondering if the databases below with ?? against have corresponding Skype for Business Power Shell commands that can export/backup the contents of the databases? From my research it looks like we have to rely on SQL backups (which we do take). I also have a copy of the filestore being copied with Robocopy.

    cpsdyn??

    lcscdr??

    lcslog??

    lis - Export-CsLisConfiguration

    lyncreport??

    lyncreporttempdb??

    qoemetrics??

    rgsconfig - Export-CsRgsConfiguration

    rgsdyn??

    rtcab??

    rtcshared??

    rtcxds - export-csuserdata

    xds - Export-CsConfiguration

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:07 AM

Answers

  • Hi Blue_Craig,

    Some items should be backed up for Skype for Business server:

    Topology configuration information (CS Configuration)

    Location Information service data (CsLisConfiguration)

    User data

    Response Group setup/information

    Backup File Stores

    SQL DB

    In my research, something could be exported to files via PS as you said, however I think it is better to use SQL backups for SQL DB. Please refer to this link:

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK4122

    According it, use the command “Backup-SqlDatabase -Database <dbName> -BackupFile <bakFile> -Initialize” to do back-end databases backup.


    Best Regards,
    Shaw Lu


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    • Proposed as answer by Shaw_Lu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by Blue_man2 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:45 AM
    Friday, September 13, 2019 2:24 AM