Back up and restore Search Server 2010


Applies to: Search Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-02-23

The articles in this section are written to meet the requirements of information technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for the planning, design, deployment, and operations of backup and recovery solutions. These solutions might be in enterprise, corporate, or branch-office environments. The IT professionals who are responsible for backup and recovery solutions are expected to have an understanding of the technical details that are contained in this section. However, service-level expertise is not needed to understand the enterprise-level discussions and decisions.

A backup is a copy of data that is used to restore and recover that data after a system failure. Backups allow you to restore data after a failure. If you make the appropriate backups, you can recover from many system failures, including the following:

  • Media failure

  • User errors (such as deleting a file by mistake)

  • Hardware failures (such as a damaged hard disk or permanent loss of a server)

  • Natural disasters

Additionally, it is useful to keep backups of data for routine purposes. Those purposes include copying a database from one server to another, setting up database mirroring, and archiving to comply with regulatory requirements.

This section includes the following articles: