Companies store mission critical information in SharePoint – this is the information that embodies the collective knowledge of a company. Prudent and responsible IT professionals will plan for the unexpected with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
This blog is inactive.New blog: EricWhite.com/blogBlog TOCA colleague here just assembled the attached document that nicely summarizes the issues involved, and shows how you can use Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Forefront to deal with:
In particular, I enjoyed the section on virtualization. Virtualization management enables a network administrator to restore large parts of the SharePoint infrastructure in case of a major failure.
The paper also deals with ensuring the continuity of on-going business using Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway.
This is a great paper, easy to read, only four pages long.
The paper is attached.
Only caveat is that it glosses over document recovery using DPM. Using DPM to restore documents from a recovery farm requires setting aside a server as large as your production. Not a granular solution to recovering samll amounts of data.
Good point, Kevin - but two different scenarios.
For the bigger picture of 'Disaster Recovery' -- the whitepaper's architecture is around bringing the entire farm's server(s) back online - and no Recovery Farm is necessary.
In the case of the farm being untouched and simply desiring an individual document to be restored, yes, a Recovery Farm is neccessary as there is not a suppported way to restore individual documents back into the live farm. The RF architecture is from SharePoint, not a unique DPM dependency. :-)