Free SharePoint Backups (4 of 4)

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series Free SharePoint Backups

This is the 4th and final article of the Free SharePoint Backups series. If you haven’t already, check out:

So, in the last article of the series we’ll look at some of those 3rd party products. I have to first say that I am not employed or paid by any companies mentioned here. Also, I have not tested every product in detail, these are just some that I have used or seen demos on. You can bing (or google) SharePoint Backup Products and get many many more.

Product: Symantec BackupExec with SharePoint Plugin (link)

  • Supports both Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as well as Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0.
  • Using a 32-bit or 64-bit Backup Exec 11d media server, this agent can protect 32-bit or 64-bit MOSS-2007 servers and can protect Single-Server or Multi-Server Farms.
  • This Agent also comes bundled with the innovative Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) that helps IT Administrators save time and money by giving them the ability to restore individual documents from a single-pass database backup.

Comments: I think this is one of the less expensive options. BackupExec is good software and you can use it to backup file shares, Exchange and other products.

Product: Idera SharePoint Backup (link)

  • Automated scheduling of backups
  • Self-service document recovery for site users
  • Central management of backup and recovery operations
  • Save space – compress backups by up to 95%
  • NEW: Differential backups save time and storage space
  • Comments: I really like the fact that users can recover their own items. This product looks promising. There are whitepapers and datasheets on the vendors website.

    Product: AvePoint DocAve Backup & Restore (link)

    • Intelligent, Business-Aware Protection
    • True Enterprise-level SharePoint Backup
    • Restore With Minimal Business Interruption and Data Loss
    • Satisfy Stringent RTO’s and RPO’s Within Your SLAs
    • Reduce Human Errors by Simplifying Full System Backup
    • Deployment and Management
    • Compliance with Government Regulations

    Comment: AvePoint’s product is just one you have to see to realize its power. The site is great and has tons of information including a free download of a backup product. Additionally, AvePoint offers several other SharePoint products for IT Administrators. If you have NetApp hardware, check out SMMOSS.

    Product: metalogix Archive Manager for SharePoint (link)

  • SharePoint Archiving
  • Archiving Methods
  • Global SharePoint Archive
  • Compliance Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Disaster Management
  • User Transparency
  • Comments: I’m not sure if I could consider this a full backup product in terms of disaster recovery. Nonetheless, it seems like a great tool to manage SharePoint.

    Product: Mimosa Systems NearPoint for SharePoint (link)

  • Recovery
  • Storage Cost Management
  • Migration
  • Retention Management
  • eDiscovery
  • Comments: This product seems close to Idera’s product. I haven’t really tested it.

    For more detailed reviews of backup and other products, check out This is a great site, it is packed with user reviews of many 3rd party products with ratings and all.

    And that’s a wrap!

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