Performing a Block-Level Backup Operation on SharePoint Content Databases

After enabling block-level backup operations on the SQL subclient, all database backup operations that you run on that subclient are full backup operations.

You can run a block-level backup operation only from a block-level enabled SQL subclient.

For more information, see Performing a Block-Level Backup Operation on SQL Databases.


  • Before you back up the content databases using SharePoint agent, ensure that no SQL client is selected in the Content Database Options tab of the SharePoint Subclient Properties dialog box.
  • Before you restore the individual databases from a SharePoint Server database block-level backup, you must create SQL recovery points from which you can restore databases. For more information, see Creating SharePoint Server Recovery Points.

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Enabling Block-Level Backup Operations for SharePoint Content Databases

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