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SharePoint Backup

SharePoint Backup

DocAve Backup and Restore for Microsoft® SharePoint® Backup

Protect. Business-aware, comprehensive, SLA-driven protection of Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Online environments.

Backup and Restore allows organizations to:

  • Protect your SharePoint environments

    from natural or man-made disasters by completely backing up the SharePoint content with full fidelity
  • Minimize business interruption

    with quick restore of the entire SharePoint farm or granular content
  • Satisfy different business demands

    with full, incremental or differential backup and restore in real time or on schedule
  • Comply with strict SLAs

    by minimizing downtime, data loss, and restore times with unique InstaMount technology

DocAve Backup and Restore provides business-aware, comprehensive, SLA-driven protection of Microsoft SharePoint environments, addressing the need for a fast, flexible, and intelligent backup solution. Backup and Restore provides full-fidelity backup and recovery, from an individual content item to an entire SharePoint environment and all of its farm-level components, maintaining all metadata, security settings, and version histories.

Now featuring an improved user experience, enhanced scalability, and deeper integration with leading hardware providers, administrators can utilize wizard- or form-based backup and restore operations and granularly restore from hardware snapshots to simplify truly comprehensive SharePoint protection - whether you’re on-premises or in the cloud with Office 365.

All Microsoft, All the Way

As with all AvePoint software, DocAve Backup and Restore utilizes only fully supported Microsoft methodologies and APIs.

Business Case for SharePoint Backup and Restore

To learn more about the importance of SharePoint backup and disaster recovery planning, please view our informative Business Case video narrated by AvePoint Product Manager, Terence Orpilla:

Business Case for SharePoint Backup and Restore

Business Advantages for Microsoft SharePoint Backup

Technical Overview for SharePoint Backup and Restore

Screenshot Tour:

Data Protection Suite

Data Protection Suite

SharePoint Services Protection

SharePoint Services Protection

End User Restore

End User Restore

    • Full, incremental, and differential backup capabilities for selective SharePoint farm components and externalized BLOB stores enable customers to build backup plans and schedules that focus on frequent backup of high-priority data, improving backup operations and storage efficiency
    • Define default backup options for efficiency or specify plan specific options as appropriate
    • Rapid restore of SharePoint content with AvePoint's InstaMount Technology, enabling the fast recovery of individual items to production environment from a full database backup without having to first stage the database
    • Granularly restore from hardware-based snapshots to achieve robust RPOs and RTOs
    • Centralized browser-based interface (integrated with Active Directory) supports and integrates all of your SharePoint environments, supporting true multi-farm protection
    • User interface delivers point-and-click tree or wizard modes to simplify backup and recovery
    • Backup to centrally managed tiered storage locations with built-in encryption, compression, and pruning policies – integrate advanced hardware platforms including Dell DX Object Storage, EMC Centera, Hitachi Data Systems, FTP, TSM, Dropbox, Caringo, Box, OneDrive for Business and GoogleDrive, or cloud storage platforms such as Windows Azure and Amazon S3
    • Comprehensive support for custom SharePoint applications with platform-level backup and restore of Nintex® Workflow 2010, KnowledgeLake® Imaging for SharePoint 2010, NewsGator Social Sites® for Microsoft SharePoint 2010, as well as any custom application databases
    • Load balancing across all front-end web servers for efficient resource utilization
    • Password protection for safeguarding backup data
    • Advanced email notifications for detailed and summary information
    • Monitor real-time progress of any SharePoint backup or recovery processes, and maintain graphical insight into backup disc space usage and farm coverage
    • Centralized setup and configuration, software patch and license management, and user account management
    • Supports SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, and SharePoint Online site collections, sites, lists/libraries, and individual objects
    • Full-fidelity backup and restore of all lists, libraries and items (including Apps, Events, Links, Tasks, Contacts, Announcements, Discussion Boards, Surveys, Issues, Custom Lists, Areas, Sub Areas, Portal Links, Workflow Definition and instance, Layout Templates, and Site Definitions, along with access permissions, metadata and version histories)
    • Granular, item-level restore with calendar view and identification criteria
    • Restore content to different SharePoint instances or locations, including file systems and networked file shares, on-premises or in the cloud
    • Manual and automated data pruning feature helps manage historic SharePoint backup data and improve access speed to more recent backups
    • Item-level "out-of-place restore" for complete hardware failure
    • End User Restore web part provides the ability for SharePoint end users to restore content via SharePoint interface
    • Fast granular backup speeds, up to 30GB/hour
    • Backup and recover entire SharePoint farms or selective components, including all servers and back-end SQL databases with configurations and Index/Job servers, as well as front-end IIS settings, file system resources, and custom application
    • Fast platform backup speeds with advanced volume shadow-copy service (VSS) technology, up to 200 GB/hour
    • Quickly and selectively restore individual or a combination of farm components (including content databases, web applications, and SSP)
    • Safeguard front-end web server resources (including IIS settings, Template files, user selected resources, and local file systems)
    • Backup InfoPath form templates, Project Server content, Site Definitions, and SharePoint features
    • Up-to-the-minute restore using SQL logs restoration
    • Utilizes Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to ensure consistent point-in-time backups
    • Efficient data streaming via open standards, including VDI and VSS, without staging location requirements
    • InstaMount technology enables fast item level restores directly from database backups, eliminating the need to restore the database first

DocAve Backup and Restore Specifications

What to backup Granular selection via a SharePoint-centric URL tree
When to backup Schedule a backup plan with a simple wizard- or form-based interface; scheduling options include one-time only, hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly
Where to backup Backup according to customizable storage policies, which write data to designated network/local/cloud/mapped disk drive/logical drive (selection of drives) and apply retention schedules to remediate backup data after specified time period or backup cycle
How to backup Full, Incremental, or Differential backup options
How to handle backup Options include: Data retention (pruning and coalescing), Security (AES/DES/Blowfish encryption) and variable levels of compression

* Platform Protection capabilities are not available for SPS 2003 or WSS 2.0.

Note: Presently DocAve 6 supports SharePoint 2013 and 2010. DocAve v5 supports WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, and SharePoint 2010. For current SPS 2003 and WSS 3.0 support, please utilize DocAve 4.5.

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DocAve Backup and Restore Resources

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Product Brochures:

Not fully migrated to SharePoint 2010 or 2013 yet?

To manage and restructure content in Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or WSS v2, please contact an AvePoint representative.

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Customer Success Stories:

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Solution Briefs:

  • SharePoint Governance with DocAve
    Learn how organizations worldwide are using AvePoint's DocAve Software Platform to deploy, monitor, and enforce Microsoft SharePoint 2010 governance policies.
  • Optimizing SharePoint Storage
    Leverage DocAve's Storage Optimization solutions to Optimize Microsoft SharePoint 2010 performance and reduce SharePoint total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Infrastructure Management
    This brief discusses the importance of maintaining a well-managed and protected SharePoint deployment in order to provide all global users with optimal SharePoint access, business continuity, and platform stability.

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