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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Backing up a farm in Central Administration

Outside of keeping the farm running properly through monitoring, the other major priority for a Farm Administrator should be ensuring that there is a proper backup of the organization's farm. A SharePoint 2010 farm can consist of many components, some of which have dependencies on others.

The state service is a good example of a service application that other components rely on, whereas the user profile service is another. These components must be backed up properly, in order to have a fully functioning farm, operating with integrity, when doing a restore such as in the case of a disaster recovery.

A SharePoint 2010 administrator should know and understand what the different components are and what is installed. Only with this knowledge can they understand the ramifications of when to schedule backups and how often and which components need to be backed up more often than others.

Here are some of the SharePoint 2010 assets that should be considered...