Published: October, 2016
When deploying Tier-1 business applications, most administrators choose to go virtual for many reasons, including reducing hardware dependency, consolidating workloads, portability and the ability to improve application performance. Going virtual also means having the right recovery tools to let your critical business applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint and SQL Server be available 24/7 with no data loss.
An application-consistent backup tool is beneficial when it comes to applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and Active Directory. These data sources can become quite large, and since they are critical to running an organization, they need to remain online when being backed up and in select restore situations. The data sources don’t necessarily need to be recovered in their entirety, and if fully restored, could potentially lead to downtime and data loss. Item-level recovery gives administrators the option to restore one or more items from the backup without going offline.
That is why for every admin, item-level recovery might be the first resort, instead of restoring the whole Tier-1 application workload which is very time consuming and in most cases unnecessary. To fulfill the Tier-1 recovery demand, Veeam® offers application-specific Explorers allowing you to restore individual items from applications in the form of their native database types.
Read this white paper to learn details on specific application workloads and how you can utilize Veeam to perform item-level recovery. You’ll also read about:
- 47 restore scenarios Veeam provides
- Methods for item-level restores for Tier-1 applications
- Data loss avoidance
- And more!