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DPM backup for SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have a DPM 2010 server which is backing up a SharePoint Application on server A.domain.com. The databse of this SharePoint farm is hosted on another server B.domain.com. I'm trying to configure the database of the SharePoint application in DPM but when I create a PG and select the server B.domain.com, it does not let me include the SharePoint databse for protection (it does not have a checkbox in front of it). I checked the recoverable items in DPM console for A.domain.com but it does not show the database files, it shows only the SharePoint files. Can I configure a database-level backup of SharePoint database when I already have an application-level backup in place? Please help.

    Regards

    Pavit


    Pavit Bhutani

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:37 PM

Answers

  • Hi Pavit,

    When you are protecting SharePoint you must do the following:

      • Install a DPM agent on your front-end server (server a) and attach it to the DPM server
      • Install a DPM agent on your back-end server hosting the content SQL DB (server b)
      • Enable the SharePoint VSS using the ConfigureSharePoint CMDLET with the switch -EnableSharePointProtection on your front-end servers (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399069.aspx)
      • You should now be able to protect your SharePoint farm

    Please note

    1. Your backend SQL hosting your content DB will be named as unprotected under  management / agent, this is ok.
    2. Don't protect the actual SQL DB on your back-end SQL server hosting the SharePoint databases, this is done automatically when you protect your SharePoint farm.

    Please let me know if there's anything I could have missed out.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:45 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Pavit,

    When you are protecting SharePoint you must do the following:

      • Install a DPM agent on your front-end server (server a) and attach it to the DPM server
      • Install a DPM agent on your back-end server hosting the content SQL DB (server b)
      • Enable the SharePoint VSS using the ConfigureSharePoint CMDLET with the switch -EnableSharePointProtection on your front-end servers (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399069.aspx)
      • You should now be able to protect your SharePoint farm

    Please note

    1. Your backend SQL hosting your content DB will be named as unprotected under  management / agent, this is ok.
    2. Don't protect the actual SQL DB on your back-end SQL server hosting the SharePoint databases, this is done automatically when you protect your SharePoint farm.

    Please let me know if there's anything I could have missed out.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 3:45 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Robert

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Regards

    Pavit


    Pavit Bhutani

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:35 AM
  • Your most welcome!

    Have a nice day!


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Monday, September 24, 2012 6:38 AM
    Moderator