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SharePoint High Availability

SharePoint High Availability

DocAve High Availability for Microsoft® SharePoint® High Availability

Protect. Ensure business continuity and 24/7 fault tolerance with one-switch disaster recovery failover for Microsoft SharePoint.

High Availability allows organizations to:

  • Completely synchronize

    the SharePoint production server content to the standby server with all components, metadata, and security information
  • Minimize the impact of downtime

    of your SharePoint environments in the event of disasters or unplanned outage
  • Ensure business continuity

    by switching the damaged SharePoint production environment to a warm standby with just one click

Microsoft SharePoint high availability is a critical element of business continuity planning. Ensuring continuous access to mission-critical content mitigates the impact of planned and unplanned system downtime. In fact, according to the National Archives & Records Administration, 50% of companies that lost their data center for more than 10 days due to a disaster filed for immediate bankruptcy.

DocAve High Availability is a one-switch disaster recovery tool designed for SharePoint. It is quickly implemented, simple to use, and gives customers instant access to the warm standby SharePoint environment.

All Microsoft, All the Way

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

Business Case for SharePoint High Availability

To learn more about the importance of SharePoint high availability, please view our informative Business Case video narrated by AvePoint Product Manager, Terence Orpilla:

Business Case for SharePoint High Availability

Business Advantages of DocAve High Availability

Learn more about how DocAve responds to SLA requirements.

Technical Overview for SharePoint High Availability

Screenshot Tour:

High Availability Plan Wizard

High Availability Plan Wizard

Pre-scan Your Environment

Pre-scan Your Environment

Failover Databases from the Production

Failover Databases from the Production

  • SharePoint-aware synchronization to a standby environment enables an instantaneous switch, through DocAve or by performing a DNS switch, to minimize downtime
  • Pre-scan both the production and standby servers prior to synchronization to make sure the two environments are configured appropriately for data synchronization
  • Configure single-farm or multi-farm synchronization, failover, and fallback plans
  • Enable Group Management to apply synchronization, failover, and fallback configurations, including synchronization method, failover method, to multiple databases for simplified disaster recovery management
  • Trigger pre-scans, database synchronization, failover, and fall back actions for a single database, database group, or across multiple databases and groups – even across farms – to minimize SharePoint server downtime in the event of a disaster
  • Synchronize databases continuously in real-time or on a schedule at the Web Application, Database, or Service level
  • Utilize SQL Log Shipping, SQL Mirroring, or AlwaysOn Availability Group to synchronize databases
  • Failover via SQL Alias, SharePoint Failover Server or AlwaysOn Availability Group methodologies, with options to bring production database offline, keep SQL mirroring relationship, or keep database in read-only mode ensure disaster recovery configurations meet your unique business requirements
  • Configure bandwidth throttle controls and synchronization schedules to optimize network resource utilization
  • Graphical dashboard displays farm health, including database synchronization status and configuration
  • Fully integrated into the DocAve platform, allowing for centralized administration of all scheduling, monitoring, and management tasks across multiple SharePoint servers from a single web interface
  • Coexistence with DocAve Backup and Restore as well as other data protection products enables a truly comprehensive disaster recovery solution

DocAve High Availability Specifications

High Availability Mode
  • Single Farm
  • Standby Farm
Synchronization Method
  • Log Shipping
  • SQL Mirroring
  • AlwaysOn Availability Group
Failover Method
  • SQL Alias
  • SharePoint Failover Server
  • AlwaysOn Availability Group
Synchronization Levels
  • Web Application
  • Content Database
  • Service Application
  • Service Database
  • Virtual Server*
Support SharePoint Systems
  • SharePoint 2010
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007**
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v.3.0**
Support SQL Server System
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

View & Compare: DocAve SharePoint High Availability vs. Native SharePoint and SQL Backups

*The support of virtual server will be available in DocAve 6 Service Pack 4.

**MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 are supported by DocAve 5

DocAve High Availability Resources

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Not fully migrated to SharePoint 2013 or 2010 yet?

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