March 26, 2013

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Last year the development team at Veeam® turned the backup and recovery of Microsoft Exchange database objects on its ear. What used to be a time-consuming and unwieldy process usually performed by a separate, complex, for purchase product has become a powerful, easy-to-use, free feature included in Veeam Backup & Replication™. 

Today Veeam is disrupting the market again with the announcement of Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft SharePoint. SharePoint databases, like Exchange databases, contain large numbers of shared files and folders that are used for a variety of business operations. The process of backup and restoration in the SharePoint world has been a complex proposition requiring very specific skills, a broad set of tools, and plenty of precious time in order to ensure backup and restore operations can be successfully performed. 

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint introduces a single tool that can easily be used to backup, compress and deduplicate SharePoint data stores. But—the real beauty of this powerful tool comes when it’s time to restore.  Imagine a user calls your helpdesk and says…

 “I accidentally deleted a file from SharePoint and I really need to get it back!”

At this point your helpdesk Tech smiles and opens Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint. Now your Tech can access the SharePoint database from within the compressed, deduplicated backup file. No restoration of the backup file is necessary. The data is displayed just as if your Tech were looking at files in Windows Explorer.    

“Can you tell me the name of the file?”  

As the user gives the name of the file your Tech simply browses to the desired file location.  And, if the user doesn’t know the name or location of the file, don’t worry, your Tech can use the built in search feature to find it.  And when your Tech finds the file, just right-click the file and choose to restore it to SharePoint, send the file to the user or simply copy it to another location. No full database restoration is necessary.  It’s that simple, and the process literally takes a couple minutes to accomplish. 

Veeam has announced that like Veeam Explorer for Exchange, Veeam Explorer for SharePoint will be included in the new version of Veeam Backup™ Free Edition and in Veeam Backup & Replication™ v7 when they become generally available in the second half of this year.

Veeam Explorer for SharePoint is disrupting the market again by turning what used to be a complex, expensive and time-consuming process into yet another powerful, easy-to-use and affordable Veeam feature. 

If you haven’t tried Veeam Explorer for Exchange or the rest of the great features of Veeam Backup & Replication, click here.  

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