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Backup and Restoration Worksheets

 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-11

The backup and restoration plan for your organization should contain details about how and when you back up data and settings. You can use the worksheets in this section to help you document this information for your specific deployment and your organization's backup and restoration requirements.

Use the following worksheets to record the information you need to back up and restore database, File Store, and settings information for a Lync Server pool or Standard Edition server. Keep one or more copies of these worksheets in a secure location so that they are readily accessible if you need to restore Lync Server.

noteNote:
The worksheets in this section cover only the information required to restore the data and settings of Lync Server databases and servers. If you need to document other restoration information, such as the information for reinstalling operating systems and other software, use your organization's deployment plans and backup and restoration plans to address those requirements.

Use the following table to record the information you need to back up and restore Lync Server databases.

Database Information for Backup and Restoration

Database Server name (FQDN) Backup schedule Database backup tool Backup set Backup destination Notes

Rtc database on Back End Server for user data

                    

                    

Dbimpexp.exe

noteNote:
This tool is located in the root folder of the Lync Server installation media. It is also installed at \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Support as part of Core Components.

Name:

Expiration:

                   

                    

                    

LcsLog (default name) database on Archiving database server

 

 

SQL Server management tool

Name:

Expiration:

 

 

LcsCdr database on Monitoring database server for call detail records (CDRs)

 

 

SQL Server management tools

Name:

Expiration:

 

 

QoEMetrics database on Monitoring database server for Quality of Experience (QoE) data

 

 

SQL Server management tools

Name:

Expiration:

 

 

No backup or restoration is required of the following databases:

  • Rtcdyn. The transient user data in this database is not necessary for restoration of service.
  • Rtcab. The Address Book database is automatically recreated from the Global Address List (GAL) in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
  • Rgsdyn. The transient Response Group service data in this database is not necessary for restoration of service.
  • Cpsdyn. The dynamic information for the Call Park application is not necessary for restoration of service.

Use the following table to record the information you need to back up and restore the File Stores. File Stores contain data such as meeting content metadata, meeting compliance logs, update logs for device updates, and audio files for the Response Group, Call Park, and Announcement applications.

File Store Information for Backup and Restoration

Content Server name (FQDN) Backup schedule File system backup tool File share to be backed up * Backup destination Notes

Archiving File Store

 

 

Standard backup tool, such as Robocopy 

Can be in a file share with other File Stores or can be separate file share. Typically one per site.

 

 

Lync Server File Store

 

 

Standard backup tool, such as Robocopy 

On file server for Enterprise Edition. On Standard Edition by default, for Standard Edition deployment. Typically one per site.

 

Files named Meeting.Active should not be backed up. These files are in use and locked while a meeting takes place.

Use the following table to record the information you need to back up and restore settings.

Settings Information for Backup and Restoration

Database Server name (FQDN) Backup schedule Backup tool Configuration file (.xml) name Backup location Notes

Xds database in Central Management store for topology configuration (global)

                    

                    

Tool: Export-CsConfiguration cmdlet

                   

                    

                   

Lis database in Central Management store for E9-1-1 location information (global)

 

 

Tool: Export-CsLisConfiguration

 

                    

RgsConfig database on Back End Server for Response Group configuration (pool)

 

 

Tool: Export-CsRgsConfiguration

noteNote:
The RgsImportExport.ps1 script, which is a Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit tool, adds this cmdlet to Lync Server Management Shell.

 

                    

 
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