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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Disaster Recovery Guide by Joel Plaut, Jeff Gellman, Pat Esposito, Peter Abreu, Pavlo Andrushkiw, Peter Ward

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Chapter 4. Virtual Environment Backup and Restore Procedures

The last chapter discussed about Physical backup and restore procedures, this chapter is an extension of those procedures, and relates to virtual environments.

This chapter introduces you to backup and restore activities of SharePoint DR that relate to:

  • Hyper-V and VMware
  • Backup and restore
  • Snapshots
  • Failover clustering

Virtual environments

As explained in Chapter 1, Planning and Key Concepts – What Not to Forget, with virtualization technology, the server, including the operating system, applications, patches, and data are all encapsulated into a single image or virtual server. This image or virtual server can be backed up to an offsite DR datacentre and restored on another virtual host in ...

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