Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

 

Many organisations, taking SharePoint on for the first time, opt to go for a single server instance deployment of SharePoint. However, they find it easy to forget in the heat of getting a single SharePoint production environment deployed, that without defining a fully available topology that one may be creating a single point of failure scenario.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

SharePoint Conference Full Farm Failover Demo – SPC11

At the SharePoint Conference in Anaheim was demoed using SQL Server “Denali” Always On to fail-over a 14.4 TB SharePoint content database to a secondary database server in 45 seconds. Very impressive, and you are able to get more information here including seeing the video of the event.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery in Sharepoint  This section will describe what you need to know in order to protect the SharePoint environment. There is one golden rule when it comes to SharePoint backups: In other words, if you make a backup of a site, you will be able to restore that site, and nothing but that site.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Developing DRP

This section will describe what you need to know in order to protect the SharePoint environment. There is one golden rule when it comes to SharePoint backups – make sure you can restore backups in the timeframe required by the business.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Business Continuity

Business Continuity is a management process that provides a framework to ensure the resilience of your business to any eventuality, to help ensure continuity of service to your key customers and the protection of your brand and reputation. In defining a SharePoint BCM it provides a basis for planning to ensure your long-term survivability following a disruptive event.

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GEMBackup – SharePoint tool to Automate SharePoint Site Backups

GEMBackup – SharePoint tool to Automate SharePoint Site Backups

The command line backup / restore routine in SharePoint environment whilst good does not offer any scheduling capability. There are of course products providing granular backup (e.g. DOCAVE) but this is geared to corporate site collections. This document describes the GEMBACKUP application, that can facilitiate the backup of the SharePoint environments and how to backup site collections using a tool I wrote that enumerates the sites and creates a backup batch file that can be scheduled using Windows Scheduler.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

DRP Guide

Here’s a guide to Disaster Recovery and building a strategy . Disk crashes, power outages, communication loss-are all minor disasters that happen on an occassional basis – and most of us have a back-up plan ready to put into effect.

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Managing SharePoint Platform Risk

Developing a Contingency Plan

A contingency plan guide. Every company, and each of its locations, is susceptible to disaster. Disk crashes, power outages, communication loss-are all minor disasters that happen on an occassional basis-and most of us have a back-up plan ready to put into effect. But what about major disasters fire, flood.

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