Backing Up Applications
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Application backup backs up applications without the need to specify each file that belongs to the application. You can back up the following server applications:

  • Microsoft SQL Server, described in Backing Up SQL Server, excluding SQL mirroring, clusters, Always on and DFS

  • Microsoft Exchange, excluding DAG-based Exchange cluster

  • Microsoft Active Directory

  • Microsoft SharePoint

  • Microsoft Hyper-V

Note: Application backup utilizes Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). VSS enables backups that are point-in-time and application-level consistent.

To enable backup and restore of Microsoft SharePoint, you need to enable the Windows SharePoint Services VSS Writer service by running the following command on the SharePoint server: stsadm -o registerwsswriter

You can also back up Oracle Database servers, using scripts, as described in Backing Up Oracle With CTERA Scripts.

The backed up applications can later be restored as needed.

Application backup, except for Microsoft SQL Server backup, is done through Backup Options > Backup Applications and is scheduled together with the regular backup, described in Scheduling Cloud Backup.

Microsoft SQL Server backup is done through the SQL Server Backup menu, as described in Backing Up SQL Server.


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