DocAve Backup & Restore vs. Native and SQL Backups

FEATURES SQL Backup Native Backup DocAve Backup & Recovery
Granular Item-level Backup
Allows for flexible frequency of backups to various media storage devices based on business importance of content.
No No Yes
Granular Item-level Restore
Allows for quick recovery of all Apps, lists, libraries, objects and items including events, links, tasks, calendars, contacts, wikis, announcements, discussion boards, surveys, issues, customer lists, areas, sub areas, portal links, and layout templates.
No No Yes
Full-fidelity Restore with All Metadata
Restores items preserving all metadata, including security settings, version histories, authors, and time stamps.
No No Yes
Site Collection-level Backup & Restore No Yes Yes
Site-level Backup & Restore No No Yes
List-level Backup & Restore No No Yes
Folder-level Backup & Restore No No Yes
Content Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
Configuration Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
Central Administration Content Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
State Service Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
Application Registry Service Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
Project Server Database Backup & Restore Yes No Yes
Search Database Backup & Restore Yes Yes Yes
Database Master Key Backup & Restore Yes No Yes
Search Index Files Backup & Restore No No Yes
SharePoint Solutions Backup & Restore No Yes Yes
SharePoint Features Backup & Restore No No Yes
Custom Features Backup & Restore No No Yes
IIS Settings Backup & Restore No No Yes
File System Resources Backup & Restore No No Yes
Site Definitions Backup & Restore No Yes Yes
Template Files Backup & Restore No No Yes
Custom Templates Backup & Restore No No Yes
SharePoint Hive Files Backup & Restore No No Yes
Global Assembly Cache Files Backup & Restore No No Yes
Web Parts (no external connections) Backup & Restore No No Yes
Fast Search Server Farms Backup & Restore No No Yes
Third-party Add-ons Backup & Restore, including Nintex Workflows, NewsGator and KnowledgeLake No No Yes
Full backup Yes Yes Yes
Differential Backup Yes Yes Yes
Incremental Backup Yes No Yes
Backup Different Sites to Different Destination and Logical Drives (a group of predefined drives) No No Yes
Restore to an Alternate (out-of-place) SharePoint Location No No Yes
Restore to File System No No Yes
Restore Using Keyword and Wild Card Search No No Yes
End-user Restore No No Yes
Ability to Set Data Retention Policies (Data Pruning) Yes No Yes
On Demand Backup Yes Yes Yes
Self-running Job Scheduling Yes No Yes
Auto-generated Backup Status Reports Sent via E-mail to Customizable User Groups No
(optional)
No Yes
Does Not Lock Index File During Backup N/A No Yes
Can Run Backup During Production Hours Not
recommended
Not
recommended
Yes
AES/DES/Blowfish Encryption No
(optional)
No Yes
Enterprise-strength Data Compression No
(optional)
No Yes
24/7 Remote Restore Access No No Yes
Managing Multiple SharePoint Instances from a Single Browser-based Interface N/A No Yes
Intuitive, Tree Mode, SharePoint-centric GUI No No Yes
Flexible Selection of Components No No Yes
Solution Framework Backup & Restore
Solution-based customization with the set of features and site definitions, templates, web parts, and assemblies.
No No Yes
Integration with Hardware VSS Providers No No Yes



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