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Protecting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP Search Service Data

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) enables you to back up and restore indexes that are created by Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP Search Service Data.

Protecting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP Search Service Data

When you create a protection group for a SharePoint farm, DPM detects and lists the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP Search instance. The following procedure lists the steps to protect Windows SharePoint Services SP Search Service data:

  1. Enable SPSearch protection on the protected computer by using ConfigureSharePoint.exe. For more information about ConfigureSharePoint.exe, see Using ConfigureSharePoint.

  2. Use the Create New Protection Group Wizard to protect the SPSearch instance, which is listed under the farm in which it was created.

For DPM support for Windows SharePoint Services index protection, consider the following:

  • During the backup process, DPM pauses the index crawl and all background processes. After the backup process is complete, DPM automatically resumes these processes.

  • If the backup schedule for the Search database overlaps the schedule for other databases on the same server that belong to another protection group, it results in a longer pause of the index crawl. We recommend that you schedule backups to minimize the pause of the index crawl.

  • DPM performs express full backups for the Search database, but for index files it performs only consistency checks.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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