Restoring Granular SharePoint Data from an Application-Aware Backup

For Microsoft SharePoint, you can perform mining to recover granular data from an application-aware backup.

Restore SharePoint data from the SQL Server application client associated with the virtual machine that is running SQL Server to support SharePoint.

Before You Begin

  • Review the requirements for restores from application-aware backups in Restore Operations from Application-Aware Backups.

  • For more information about options for SharePoint restores, see Offline Mining for SharePoint Server Agent.

  • To stage extents for live browse and restore operations from application-aware backups, the block-level browse feature uses a Least Recently Used (LRU)-based pseudomount cache in the job results directory. The pseudomount cache is pruned periodically to free up extents. The pseudomount cache requires up to 20 GB of free space for restore jobs of any size. For more information about block-level browse requirements, see Live Browse, Block-Level Browse, and Metadata Collection.

  • The SQL Server client that you select to perform the snapshot mount for the restore operation must be able to communicate with the hypervisor (virtualization client or host).

    In addition, the client machine must have the following software installed:

    • Microsoft SQL Server

    • SQL Server Agent

    • Virtual Server Agent

    • MediaAgent