SharePoint Server

You can use the Commvault software to back up and restore SharePoint Server.


Components You Can Back Up

  • SharePoint databases

    • Farm components, such as Global Search settings, InfoPath Forms services, and State services.

    • Web application

    • Content databases

    • Configuration database

    • Service applications and service application proxies

  • SharePoint documents

    • Subsites

    • Lists and list items

    • Document libraries and library items

  • Transaction logs

Components You Cannot Back Up

  • System state data

  • Active Directory data

  • Personal Information Stores (PST files)

  • Personal Address Books

  • Offline folders

You can back up this item using the Windows File System Agent.

Backups You Can Perform

  • Full backups

  • Differential backups (For content databases, a differential backup is a transaction log backup. For other SharePoint components, it is a differential backup.)

When You Can Perform Backups

  • On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups

  • On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time


Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

  • Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted

Destinations You Can Restore To

  • The current location (in place)

  • A different location (out of place)