Data Storage Design, Backup, and Restore for Windows SharePoint Services

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Authors: Microsoft Office Internet Platform and OperationsWindows SharePoint Services Team


This white paper describes the way the Internet Platform andOperations group at Microsoft configured MicrosoftWindows SharePoint Services server farms to publiclyhost Windows SharePoint Services (Beta). This is the second of fourpapers that describe the Windows SharePoint Services Beta hostingexperience.

The configuration and best practices outlined in this paper maybe of use to anyone deploying Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) ina hosting scenario, for example, Internet service providers. Thispaper outlines the data storage solution including thehardware environment and RAID configuration and the databaseback up and restore procedures for this deployment. For moredetailed descriptions and steps for backup and restore scenarios,see the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator'sGuide.