Microsoft SharePoint Requirements for Application-Aware Backups
For Microsoft SharePoint, you can perform application-aware backups from a VSA subclient, then recover granular data by performing mining from a SQL Server database client that is associated with the SharePoint application.
During the first application-aware backup, application plug-ins for SQL Server are installed for virtual machines that run SQL Server to support SharePoint.
Note: The targets for application-aware backups are the SQL Server databases that support SharePoint operations (SharePoint server farm), not the web servers that serve SharePoint data to users.
After a SharePoint plug-in is installed as part of an application-aware backup, set SharePoint Timer service account information in the SharePoint server properties.
SharePoint Version Requirements
- For Windows VMs running SQL Server to support Microsoft SharePoint, ensure that the following requirements are met:
- Microsoft SharePoint 2010 or 2013.
- SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012.
- Configure a subclient that points to a virtual machine running a SQL Server configuration database that supports SharePoint operations.
Note: Application-aware backups set up a maximum of two SharePoint web servers that provide front ends for SharePoint operations. Any additional SharePoint web servers that point to the same configuration database are ignored.
An Application Class 1 license is required for the initial installation and configuration of application plug-ins. After the initial configuration is complete, application-aware backups release the Application Class 1 license and consume Application Class Virtual licenses instead.
To perform backups and restores for SQL Server databases that support SharePoint operations, SQL sysadmin rights are required.
For application-aware backups of Microsoft SharePoint, the subclient content must be a virtual machine running a SQL Server configuration database that supports SharePoint operations.
Last modified: 11/11/2019 7:32:06 PM