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  • Question

  • Considering I only have one stand-along Lync server used for IM and presence only, I should be able to fully recover by doing a full restore of the server.  Is this correct?  Also I am wondering if there are any gotchas.

    Thanks.

    -Mike

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 1:39 PM

Answers

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    Yes this should work fine, as long as the snapshot is not too out of date. Obviously any changes, such as user contact list changes since the last snapshot will be lost.

    I would also look at running a simple powershell script to export the config data and contact lists, just to have them in case.

    Export-CSConfiguration  and DBImpExp

    Hope that helps

    Tom


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    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Friday, June 3, 2011 7:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sharon.Shen Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:55 AM
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:15 PM
  • Hi,Mike,

    I think you can use windows backup or any other backup software to backup the Lync configuration if you have backup them in one location.

    For your reference,here is blog about Lync Backup instruction  and introduce a script to bakup the Lync files in one location.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc_mess/archive/2011/03/17/lync_2d00_server_2d00_2010_2d00_backup_2d00_instructions.aspx

    Regards,

    Sharon

     


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  •  

    What do you mean by a restore, it can have a few different meanings?

    Snapshot? Third Party backup product? Windows Server backup?

    thanks


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    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:18 PM
  • NetBackup for VMWare isused to backup, so I will be able to basically restore to a previous snapshot.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:57 PM
  •  

    Yes this should work fine, as long as the snapshot is not too out of date. Obviously any changes, such as user contact list changes since the last snapshot will be lost.

    I would also look at running a simple powershell script to export the config data and contact lists, just to have them in case.

    Export-CSConfiguration  and DBImpExp

    Hope that helps

    Tom


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    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Friday, June 3, 2011 7:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sharon.Shen Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:55 AM
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:15 PM
  • Thanks Tom.

    I did read through the Lync documentation and was aware of DBImpExp cmd and the Ps comdlet Export-CSConfiguration.  But I wasn't sure if I would need this in addition to my backup of my std edition server.

    If so I would need to create a scheduled task and my concern is if the schedule task fails, I may never find out until it's too late.  I could also buy an scheduler agent, so these backup proceedures will be fully monitored, but that will require more $$.

     

     

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 6:20 PM
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    Recommend doing it as a scheduled task as well as your snapshot backup, then hopefully both will run.

    You can also setup the PS script to email you, but that's a little beyond the scope of the question

    cheers

    Tom


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    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Friday, June 3, 2011 7:30 AM
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011 6:40 PM
  • Hi,Mike,

    I think you can use windows backup or any other backup software to backup the Lync configuration if you have backup them in one location.

    For your reference,here is blog about Lync Backup instruction  and introduce a script to bakup the Lync files in one location.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/uc_mess/archive/2011/03/17/lync_2d00_server_2d00_2010_2d00_backup_2d00_instructions.aspx

    Regards,

    Sharon

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Sharon.Shen Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sharon.Shen Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:55 AM
    Friday, June 3, 2011 7:45 AM