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About backup and restore scripts (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Applies To: FAST Search 2010

Published: August 23, 2011

Use the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint backup and restore scripts to back up and restore a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm. See Backup and restore (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint) for more information.

The backup and restore scripts are stored in the <FASTSearchFolder>\bin folder.

Where <FASTSearchFolder> is the path of the folder where you have installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, for example C:\FASTSearch.

Use this script To do this

backup.ps1

Run a configuration backup or a full backup.

restore.ps1

Restore a configuration backup or a full backup.

Tip Tip:

To view a list of options that are available for the backup.ps1 and restore.ps1 scripts, use these commands: get-help backup.ps1 –detailed or get-help restore.ps1 –detailed.

In this article:

Backup script options (backup.ps1)

Option Values Description

-action

config|full

Specifies the backup type:

config: configuration backup

full: full backup

-backuppath

<UNC path of backup store>

Specifies the path of the backup store.

Always use UNC encoded paths. You can specify multiple backup stores by using a comma-separated list of UNC paths.

-excludeindex

Excludes the searchable index from the backup. This option cannot be used with the -sqluser and -sqlpasswordfile options.

-force

Overwrites the existing backup directory.

-multithreaded

Enables Robocopy to run with multiple threads. This is recommended for full backup of large FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farms. Only supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.

-passwordfile

<name and path of the password file>

Specifies a file that contains a saved password. This allows you to run the script without having to manually enter the password at runtime. See Run scripts with a saved password.

-sqluser

<SQL user account>

Specifies the user name that is used for SQL authentication. This option cannot be used with the -excludeindex option.

-sqlpasswordfile

<name and path of the sql password file>

Specifies the file that contains the password of the user that is used for SQL authentication. The file should contain the password as a secure string. This option cannot be used with the -excludeindex option.

Restore script options (restore.ps1)

Option Values Description

-action

config|full|configmigrate

Specifies the restore type:

config: configuration restore

full: full restore

configmigrate: migration of the configuration to a different deployment

-backuppath

<UNC path of backup store>

Specifies the path of the backup store.

Always use UNC encoded paths. You can specify multiple backup stores by using a comma-separated list of UNC paths.

-multithreaded

Enables Robocopy to run with multiple threads. This is recommended for full restore of large FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farms. Only supported on Windows Server 2008 R2.

-passwordfile

<name and path of the password file>

Specifies a file that contains a saved password. This allows you to run the script without having to manually enter the password at runtime. See Run scripts with a saved password.

-sqluser

<SQL user account>

Specifies the user name that is used for SQL authentication.

-sqlpasswordfile

<name and path of the sql password file>

Specifies the file that contains the password of the user that is used for SQL authentication. The files should contain the password as a secure string.

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