Deb21
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Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

I am using Avamar 5.0 to backup our sharepoint server.  We are using the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server vs 5.0.1 plugin.  When we try to simulate doing a restore, however, we are not able to drill down to item level.  Does anyone know if this is possible and if so how to do it? 
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Jejje1
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Re: Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

I'm wondering the same thing?

anyone know the answer to this?

//henric

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joka2
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Re: Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

I'm also wandering the same thing.

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joka2
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Re: Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

I was configuring a sharepoint backup of Sharepoint 2007 sp2 on SErver 2008 R2. We have Avamar 5 sp2

The backup finishess successfully.

But we see no items to restore. I have the feeling that the sharepoint plugin does not support item level restores / granular restores. At least not in this MOSS farm.

Johannes

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joka2
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Re: Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

It turnes out that Avamar 5 sp2 can't do a single item restore from a Sharepoint backup. It's supposed to be possible in Avamar 6, which is going to be released Q1 2011.

We also have NetWorker. But the most recent version of the NMM module that supports sharepoint backups, does not support Windows Server 2008 R2. On top of that, we've had a hard time with NMM the last two years. My company is currently looking into getting other solutions for backing up Sharepoint, such as Avepoint DocAve. Thats a really cool backup solution for Sharepoint.

Johannes

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fsremote
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Re: Is AVAMAR able to do Item, site, and site collection level restores for sharepoint

This is the same issue we have been having.  Turns out Avamar 6 has the ability to perform granular restores, but in order for it to work you have to purchase Kroll Ontrack PowerControls as well.  PowerControls is in the EMC Select catalog.  The latest word we have is that Avamar 6 is slotted for release in Q2 of 2011.

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