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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Backup and Restore Strategy

Simply backing up a server is not a viable strategy in and of itself nor is redundancy a suitable substitution for a good backup strategy. A good backup strategy considers uptime and restoration Service Level Agreements (SLA) and the impact of an extended outage.

As in previous versions, there are multiple facets to backing up Lync Server. Obviously, the SQL databases must be backed up. Fortunately, this process is fairly straightforward. There is nothing unique about backing up a Lync Server database compared to another SQL database. However, the Central Management Server (CMS) database must be backed up, too. In contrast, the local SQL express instances on each server role do not need to be backed up because they ...

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