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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide

Peter Ward, Pavlo Andrushkiw, Peter Abreu, Pat Esposito, Jeff Gellman, Joel Plaut

Learn everything you need to know to design and implement a solid disaster recovery plan for SharePoint 2013
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849685108
Paperback278 pages

About This Book

  • Design, implement, test, and execute solid disaster recovery plans for your SharePoint environment with this essential guide
  • Learn outofthebox backup and restore procedures
  • Implement a solid disaster recovery strategy for custom development environments
  • A quick handson guide to get familiar with procedures to secure your data

Who This Book Is For

This book is great for both SharePoint and SQL administrators new to the SharePoint 2013 architecture, and who are looking to get a good grounding in how to use implement a solid disaster recoveryrecovery plan. It's assumed that you have some experience in SharePoint and Windows Server and, as well be familiar with SQL.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning and Key Concepts – What Not to Forget
Identifying DR scenarios within SharePoint and its associated technology stack
Why disasters happen and what you can do to prevent them?
Success or failure
Inheriting a mission critical environment that has no DR plans
Disaster Recovery – cost versus speed
Thinking of interruptions and not disasters
Four major datacenter outages in 2012 that we can learn from
What is virtualization and how does it help with DR?
Supporting mixed environments more efficiently with virtualized disaster recovery
Building confidence and refining DR plans with frequent testing
Chapter 2: Creating, Testing, and Maintaining the DR Plan
Getting started
Identifying the components of your SharePoint environment
Identifying threats to your SharePoint environment
Creating an effective DR plan
Testing your DR plan
Maintaining your DR plan
Further reading
Chapter 3: Physical Backup and Restore Procedures
Windows Server 2012
System database backup and restore
Non-SharePoint database backup and restore
Point in time backup and restore
Advanced backup techniques
Further reading
Chapter 4: Virtual Environment Backup and Restore Procedures
Virtual environments
Chapter 5: Central Administration and Other Native Backup and Restore Options
Farm backup and restore
Farm configuration backup and restore
Web application backup and restore
Service application backup and restore
Content database backup and restore
Customizations backup and restore
Site collection backup and restore
Apps backup and restore
Sites, lists, and libraries – backup and restore
Chapter 6: Working with Data Sizing and Data Structure
Understanding data sizing architectural choices for DR
DR impact of design decisions
Getting a handle on a farm
Managing growth
Architecting data in SharePoint with DR in mind
Further reading
Chapter 7: Disaster Recovery with Custom Development
The basics
The 3 Cs of SharePoint Development
Accounting for things
Change Management and SharePoint
SharePoint 2013 App Development Model
Chapter 8: Disaster Recovery Techniques for End Users
Why is end user DR training often forgotten?
Useful end user DR practices
Managing end user expectations
Chapter 9: In the Clouds
DR – on-premise versus cloud
DR – cloud versus cloud-native
Common concerns regarding cloud DR
Cloud responsibility
General approaches to cloud DR
Amazon Web Services and HA/DR
Windows Azure and HA/DR
Chapter 10: Where to Start
How to get my organization moving in the right direction
How to sell DR to senior management
I feel the SharePoint end users don't care about SharePoint DR. Is this true?
I have written the DR plan but will it work?
What are the key skills that are required for a DR plan to work?
How do you write up the perfect DR documentation?
Can this whole process be outsourced to an external party?
Further reading

What You Will Learn

  • Learn why disaster recovery is a struggle to understand and implement
  • Learn how to support optimized application recovery times with tiered service levels
  • Inherit a missioncritical environment that has no disaster recoveryplans
  • Get familiar with backup and restore procedures that are available to an administrator as well as the pros and cons of each
  • Learn about Disaster recovery in regards to virtualization and the cloud
  • Architect data in SharePoint with disaster recovery in mind
  • Build confidence and refine disaster recovery plans with more frequent testing
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In Detail

Where does it all go wrong with disaster recovery? Yes, why a disaster recovery plan fails the business and costs IT staff their jobs or a promotion? This book is an easytounderstand guide that explains how to get it right and why it often goes wrong.

Given that Microsoft's SharePoint platform has become a missioncritical application where business operations just cannot run without complete uptime of this technology, disaster recovery is one of the most important topics when it comes to SharePoint. Yet, support and an appropriate approach for this technology are still difficult to come by, and are often vulnerable to technical oversight and assumptions.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide looks at SharePoint disaster recovery and breaks down the mystery and confusion that surrounds what is a vital activity to any technical deployment. This book provides a holistic approach with practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of the new 2013 functionality and cloud technologies.

You will also learn how to plan, test, and deploy a disaster recovery environment using SharePoint, Windows Server, and SQL tools. We will also take a look at datasets and custom development. If you want to have an approach to disaster recovery that gives you peace of mind, then this is the book for you.


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