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Questions tagged [disaster-recovery]

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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Best practises for disaster recovery sharepoint farm in sharepoint 2016

Is Stretch SharePoint farm support for DR high availability in SharePoint 2016 or create separate SharePoint farm in disaster recovery? IF below prerequisites met as per Microsoft, after creating ...
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What specific clustering technology can be used with SharePoint 2016 if I want an Active/Passive setup with Production and DR?

We're trying to set up our SharePoint 2016 infrastructure in a sort of cluster with Production as one part and Disaster Recovery (DR) as another in an active/passive configuration. The goal is that if ...
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SharePoint SQL Server has crashed

Our SharePoint SQL Server has crashed and Infra team installed new OS and SQL services. Will SharePoint be back after restore the previous configuration db and content databases or do we need to ...
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Move SharePoint Search to dev farm

I am in the process of refreshing a dev farm from production. Typically I do this with database migration approach. I treat services DB's the same as the content DB's. I will take a backup of the ...
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Sharepoint Online - Recover column from lists of project sites

I have a site collection with a lot of subsites attached to projects (each subsite is a site created by a project). Those subsites has a list with its fields. I executed a PowerShell script that ...
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Setup DR for SharePoint 2010 by simply move one server to DR site

We are running SP2010 enterprise with 4 servers (APP1, APP2, WEB1, WEB2) and 1 SQL cluster. In order to provide DR ability, we design to move one server (APP2, which is a VM instance) to DR data ...
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How to setup DR on SP2010 with SQL mirroring without witness?

We have a SP2010 enterprise farm. Currently it is using SQL2008R2 with clustering and we planned to add DR on the farm. Due to some technical restriction, we cannot move the 2nd sql server to DR ...
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SharePoint disaster recovery using database mirroring

I'm planning to implement disaster recovery for SharePoint 2013 along with database mirroring. The implementation is as below: Setup a new single-server SP DR farm Mirror the database of the ...
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Does Disaster Recovery farm share the same AD with Production farm

I'm new to SharePoint DR and wondering if the DR farm (SP 2013 on-premises) share the same Active Directory with the Production farm (SP 2013 on-premises)? Or there will be other mechanism to ...
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How to recover accidentally deleted ID column from List?

I accidentally deleted the ID from one of my Lists in Sharepoint Designer. There was a Workflow dependent on that ID. I think the ID must still be in the List, but I can no longer see it on any ...
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SharePoint 2013 on high availability - Site collection created not appearing on warm standby farm

We have got SharePoint 2013 on premise with a DR farm on Warm standby and SQL always on high availability. When i create a site collection in an existing content database (which is already added to an ...
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SharePoint 2013 DR - Warm Standby

We have really struggled with our Disaster Recovery processes for our SharePoint farm. I would appreciate any input on improving our current processes. Here is the technology that we're currently ...
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RBS error and unable to upload documents more than 1.5 MB to a database configured with always on/

We are unable to upload a document more than 1.5 MB to a SharePoint content database which is configured RBS storage, and SharePoint data source instance is configured with SQL Server always on and ...
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Content database recovery model rather than Full recovery importance in sharepoint

SharePoint Content Database are configured to run with a different recovery model than Full Recovery,is it important to configure content database recovery model to full recovery. We have 3 TB size of ...
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Specifying my disaster recovery and backup policy for sharepoint 2013

I have the following inside our live server:- we have SharePoint server 2013 with enterprise license. the SharePoint is installed inside windows server 2008 R2. we have our sql server 2008 R2 ...
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Planning a Sharepoint Backup and Recovery Strategy

I am a SQL Server DBA, but I am confronted with Sharepoint the very first time. To my understanding I can take a full backup once per day via SQL Server and log backups for example every hour. In ...
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SP2013 and DR - Search App Issue

I have a custom display template and a result type that I am using to modify the display of a people search result webpart. The custom template and the webpart works great in Production. Now I am ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow, log shipping supported?

We plan on implementing log shipping for SharePoint DR environment. I found details about SharePoint databases and Log shipping support here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj841106.aspx ...
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Unable to access sites during a SharePoint DR test

Our company does not have hot DR site for our SharePoint environment. So we are using the process to restore the data to our DR site: Create all site collections in DR pointing to the same ...
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We just lost our SQL Server due to lost network drives - and we were able to recover.. but wondering

SharePoint 2007 MOSS SP2. SQL 2005 connected to Network storage. Network storage crashed and we lost all our data. Other problems on the SQL server forced us to create a new VM with a fresh SQL ...
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Overwrite the same backup file every day

I want to overwrite the same back up file of an sharepoint 2013 site collection by using the below powershell command line command: Backup-SPSite -Identity http://xyz -Path D:\SP_BACKUPS\test.bak ...
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Taking Incremental Back up for SharePoint 2013 Site

We created a task scheduler to run a bat file which has this code to take the incremental back up of the site. "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN\stsadm"...
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SQL SERVER 2012 high availability and cluster for deploy share point 2013 Internet portal

We have plan to deploy a huge SharePoint 2013 internet portal and we are using sql server back end. The daily have 500 to 1000 concurrent users and for sql server cluster and high availability and ...
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VM Snapshot recovery of MOSS 2007?

Has anybody ever recovered their MOSS 2007 farm from VM snapshots from the night prior? MOSS VM, 2 WFE VMs and a SQL 2005 blade. Say SharePoint becomes corrupted and we just can't fix it. Any good ...
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Apps in a DR farm: ms.sp.int vs ms.sp.ext

During the set-up of a DR farm, we're facing a weird issue with apps. We have both a provider hosted app as well as a sharepoint hosted app deployed to a site using powershell. The apps are also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...