I know that my question might be basic for some people, but I need help in creating a backup policy for my SharePoint environment. I have SharePoint server 2013 live, which have the following main components:-
Two web applications
3 site collections
Around 300 MB total data size.
Many managed services such as; metadata service, search service. And the default managed services.
Currently I do the following on daily basis:-
- Backup the three site collection using a schedule job
But let say that the SharePoint live server face a hardware failure or other critical damage, then I can restore the three site collections and I will get everything running. But when I test this I find that the following will not be included in the site collection backup files:-
Web application settings and web application branding.
If the site collection is using managed services such as search and manage metadata, there will not be backed up.
So can anyone advice of what type of backups, I should be performing to have almost all the current settings and data?
As I was informed by our system administrator team, that they always take a snap shot of all the live servers.And our SharePoint server and its database server are included in this process.so Is taking snapshots of the SharePoint server enough of backing all the data? Thanks