Sunday, July 17, 2016

Disaster Recovery for SharePoint farms in Microsoft Azure IaaS using Azure Recovery Services

I had to implement Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy to one of my SharePoint farms deployed in Microsoft Azure. I used Azure Recovery Services to achieve the goal in addition to SharePoint site collection backups.

Following are the steps I used to create a recovery vault in my Microsoft Azure environment to protect my Virtual Machines

1. Look for Recovery Services vaults in Azure portal

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2. Create a new vault

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3. Select if you need locally redundant or geo-redundant storage. I selected locally redundant storage as my budget was limited

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4. In this section we are creating a new Backup policy for Virtual Machines

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5. In backup policy, specify required retention

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6. Add virtual machines to the backup policy

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7. Click on backup jobs to see the current status

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8. We can see the backup configuration task has completed

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9. But that’s not all. We have to execute the initial backup. Click on Azure Virtual Machines node to navigate to check current status

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10. We have to select one Virtual Machine at a time to execute the initial backup

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11. Once we run the initial backup job for each and every Virtual Machine in our SharePoint farm, we can see a result similar to the following

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12. Once it is backed up according to the schedule, we can check the latest restore point as shown below

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That is the easiest way to implement disaster recovery for a SharePoint farm hosted in Microsoft Azure.

1 comment:

Rowell Jorden said...

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