Continually Back Up SharePoint Content with StoragePoint
SharePoint backup is necessary, however it can be a lengthy process. Standard, traditional
SharePoint backup methods can take up to 8 hours to back up just 1 terabyte of content. The
average SharePoint farm now exceeds 1 TB and the content is growing by the day. According to
IDC, the total amount of SharePoint content by 2020 will reach 40 Zettabytes. This means that
backing up SharePoint content using traditional methods could take a week or more if your
content is in multiple TBs or more.
Organizations today have critical recovery objectives that they need to meet and the 8 hour
timeframe per 1 TB is unacceptable. SharePoint backup has become a drain on IT time and staff.
As content grows this issue is only going to intensify. However, it doesn’t need to be that way.
Organizations need to plan now and consider all of the SharePoint backup options that exist to
minimize data loss and shorten backup time so that it doesn’t take at least a full night to complete
an entire backup of SQL server-based Content Databases in SharePoint.
Metalogix changed the SharePoint backup game. The latest version of Metalogix StoragePoint,
StoragePoint 4.0, features a radical breakthrough in SharePoint backup. Unlike traditional
SharePoint backup methods, with StoragePoint you can now continuously back up SharePoint
content as it is created and changed. Full database backup times are reduced to minutes and
StoragePoint 4.0 provides granular restore capabilitie. Using StoragePoint, organizations can
craft a complete SharePoint storage strategy to inexpensively and quickly expand storage,
increase performance and speed up backups.
Organizations that use SharePoint need to be prepared for the release of SharePoint 2013 and
plan ahead when it comes to selecting a SharePoint backup solution.
About the Author:
Metalogix products including StoragePoint, a SharePoint backup solution, allow more than 5,000
customers around the world to easily upgrade, migrate, organize, store, archive and replicate
enterprise content. For more information visit http://www.metalogix.com.