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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Backing up a farm in Central Administration

Outside of keeping the farm running properly through monitoring, the other major priority for a Farm Administrator should be ensuring that there is a proper backup of the organization's farm. A SharePoint 2010 farm can consist of many components, some of which have dependencies on others.

The state service is a good example of a service application that other components rely on, whereas the user profile service is another. These components must be backed up properly, in order to have a fully functioning farm, operating with integrity, when doing a restore such as in the case of a disaster recovery.

A SharePoint 2010 administrator should know and understand what the different components are and what is ...

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