Disaster recovery is the process to restore content and structure after a disaster has happened. To make disaster recovery successful, planning is required.

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SharePoint Ultra High Availability

I have a client that just wants 0 scheduled downtime with 0 data loss with our SharePoint 2013 environment. Our plans included a load balanced 3 tiered farm (2 WFE, 2 App servers, 2 SQL servers ...
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Should I perform scheduled content DB SQL backups in addition to scheduled granular backups?

Currently we have a series of scheduled granular backups for the site collection level that use the PS "Backup-SPSite" command (e.g. https://myportal.com). I test these backups frequently, and have ...
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Best way to turn off SharePoint for clean Point In time backup including the MOSS configuration?

MOSS 2007. Two Web Front Ends Load balanced with MS. One MOSS Server. One SSRS Server which is really a Web Front end. Two SQL Servers Clustered with MS. Content DBs are over a Terabyte so a native ...
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How to provide highly available, disaster recovery solution for SharePoint 2013 deployment?

We need to provide highly available, disaster recovery solution for SharePoint 2013 deployment. For this purpose, we've to build environments for two data-centres, one would be primary DC1 and another ...
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SharePoint Disaster Recovery

I'm working on a Disaster recovery strategy for one of my clients. There are various recommended approaches like cold, warm and hot standby. I'm trying to setup a DR strategy that is similar to Hot ...
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Backing up in bulk for Service Providers

We are a service provider hosting several hundred SharePoint sites and we are trying to figure out the best way to do our backups so that they are viable and helpful. The problem is that when we do a ...
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Recovering Test farm after failed SP3 updating

Last week I tried to update our test wss 3.0 farm from SP2 to SP3 in order to use the Permissions reporting tool that came along with the Sharepoint Administration Kit. However, the update failed and ...
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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...
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SharePoint 2007 Disaster Recovery Planning

We are going to be undertaking a disaster test and will need to be able to bring up our SharePoint 2007 farm in a new environment. The farm consists of one WFE and one Index server. There are about 10 ...
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How to scale out Reporting Services on SharePoint Integrated Mode over NLB

I have a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise farm with the following topology :- 2 WFE SERVER (behind NLB 1) 1 APP SERVER (used for Search) 1 APP SERVER (used for other service applications) 1 DB Cluster ...
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WSS content database restoration problem

A while back, I routinely applied a bunch of updates to our Sharepoint server (SBS 2003 / WSS 3). One of these seems to have put the sharepoint installation into a bad state - I could still access ...
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reordered columns in List, now one is missing, its version history gone

My coworker added a new column to a Sharepoint List and then reordered the columns such that the new column was in between two existing columns. Now one of the existing columns can't be found. She ...
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Access denied on libraries after disaster recovery

after disaster recovery I am not able to upload new documents to the libraries; I always get access denied despite I am a farm admin. What I did: Installed Sharepoint with a new administration DB ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - database reconfiguration after failure

We had major database crash and our master database got broken. Probably it will be rebuild so then we will have to configure logins and user mappings for sharepoint databases. Is there some kind of ...
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Cannot Connect to Configuration Database Wss 3.0

After i installed windows update on my wss 3.0 crashed. It gives me page with "Cannot Connect to Configuration Database" in central admin as well as web app. I tried to run SharePoint Products and ...
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SSRS SharePoint Integration - Disaster recovery

I am adding a SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode to an existing SharePoint 2007 farm (which has DR already). The existing DR involves duplicate servers, and the content DBs ...
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Index Server Recovery

Our staging environment (1xSQL, 2X WFE 1x indexer / application running MOSS 2007 SP1 with some hotfixes) went bad (vmware mayhem) and we lost our search indexer. No form of recovery is possible. ...
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What are some disaster recovery best practices?

What is the best way to back up SharePoint without the backup files using up all your enterprise storage? I am currently backing up SQL weekly(content dbs, config db), and doing site collection ...
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Search Service Application Architecture in HA/DR

I am looking at some ideas around Search Service with specific focus on :- High Availability Stretched Farm - 4 Wfe's and 4 Apps + SQL Clustering. Minimal / None Manual Steps for DR which is will be ...
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If my workflow errors out, can I roll it back to before the latest event activity?

I would like to be able to recover long-running workflows, analyze the fault and maybe deploy a new package that handles the error gracefully. I can't do it if the workflow just up and dies on me.
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Creating a disaster recovery policy for SP2010

I'm working on creating a SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Server disaster recovery (and backup-restore) policy for our organization. From what I've read, there are several options for doing backup-restore: ...
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How to Mirror a SharePoint 2007 Farm to another Server

I'm working on a large, enterprise-scale project for a gov't agency and as part of our disaster recovery effort, we need to mirror a SharePoint 2007 farm to another server. Both servers are exactly ...
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Site collection Disaster Recovery?

One of the Site collection Administrators has deleted the Site Collection mistakenly, so we want to restore it back. What would the best approach ? Some of the SQL stuff: SQL Full backup -> Every ...