Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex

Takes a backup of the search index to a specified backup location.

Syntax

Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex
      [-Phase] <Int32>
      [-SearchApplication] <SearchServiceApplication>
      [-BackupFolder] <String>
      [-BackupHandleFile] <String>
      [[-Retries] <Int32>]
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-PeerToPeer]
      [-SpecifiedBackupHandle <String>]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex
      [-SearchApplication] <SearchServiceApplication>
      [-BackupHandleFile] <String>
      [[-Retries] <Int32>]
      [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Abort]
      [-PeerToPeer]
      [-SpecifiedBackupHandle <String>]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

This cmdlet will take a backup of the search index to a specified backup location. The cmdlet has to be run in two phases. Phase one will take a backup of what is present in the index at the time that the backup cmdlet is run. Phase two will take a differential backup of what was added to the index after you started the first phase index backup.

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Examples

------------------EXAMPLE 1------------------

C:\PS>$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex -Phase 1 -SearchApplication $ssa -BackupFolder "\\backuphost\backupfolder" -BackupHandleFile "\\backuphost\backupfolder\backuphandle.txt" -Retries 3

This example starts a Phase 1 backup of the search index for the default search application, and stores the backup at the location \\backuphost\backupfolder. The cmdlet stores a handle file backuphandle.txt that is used by the second phase cmdlet.

------------------EXAMPLE 2------------------

C:\PS>$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex -Phase 1 $ssa -BackupFolder "\\backuphost\backupfolder" -BackupHandleFile "\\backuphost\backupfolder\backuphandle.txt" -Retries 3

This example checks the backup status and progress by re-running the cmdlet for Phase 1.

------------------EXAMPLE 3------------------

C:\PS>$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
Backup-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationIndex -Phase 2 -SearchApplication $ssa -BackupFolder "\\backuphost\backupfolder" -BackupHandleFile "\\backuphost\backupfolder\backuphandle.txt" -Retries 3

This example starts the Phase 2 of the search index backup by using the same backup location and backup handle file as used for Phase 1. The Search Service Application must be paused before the second phase can be started.

Required Parameters

-Abort

{{Fill Abort Description}}

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-BackupFolder

Full UNC path of the backup files should be written.

Type:String
Position:3
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-BackupHandleFile

Specifies a file handle for an ongoing backup job.

Type:String
Position:4
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Phase

Specifies the phase of the backup job.

Type:Int32
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-SearchApplication

Name of the search service application to be backed up

Type:SearchServiceApplication
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-PeerToPeer

{{Fill PeerToPeer Description}}

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2016
-Retries

Number of times to retry if temporary failure occurs.

Type:Int32
Position:5
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-SpecifiedBackupHandle

{{Fill SpecifiedBackupHandle Description}}

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2016
-WhatIf

Displays a message that describes the effect of the command instead of executing the command. For more information, type the following command: get-help about_commonparameters

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016