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Securing Your Intellectual Property With Microsoft SharePoint

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Businesses thrive due to the mutual collaboration of employees. In order for businesses to deliver in productivity, they need to keep their people connected. This makes collaborative data recovery a top priority for companies that depend on information sharing, collaboration, and teamwork to make their businesses grow. These storage tools are responsible for keeping critical information available in an organized form and with immediate access. Whether an administrator needs his people to stay informed on changed schedules or an executive  needs a list of his clients, this platform can provide what’s needed quickly, accurately, and efficiently.

A loss of valuable data can prove to be disastrous to an organization. Months of collaborative hard work can be thrown out the window by a single malicious or careless act which can prove costly to any company. If you lose critical business information in your SharePoint server, restore the entire content database from the last backup. Another option for recovery would be to have a Microsoft SQL Server which would selectively recovery data without restoring entire databases.

Lost items, if simply deleted, can also be recovered from the Recycle Bin, especially if you discover them before the first and second stage Recycle bins in SharePoint are emptied. If someone has beaten you to the Recycle Bin, and taken the liberty of emptying it, then you have the option of either restoring the data from a backup or a snapshot of the content database.

You can do this by setting up a recovery server that emulates the configuration of the production SharePoint server. You can restore the entire site to the recovery server this way. You also eliminate the probability of restoring lost data directly onto your production server which might save your company the hassle of dealing with the risks involved in overwriting data. Be warned! Setting up the recovery server takes a lot of time. You might also not get to set it up at all if you don’t fully document the production server.

Among various recovery servers is Ontrack®PowerControls™ for SharePoint through which administrators can restore items like libraries, documents, folders, tasks, and attachments from a backup or snapshot of the content database. It allows you to search through multiple databases. This recovery server allows you to search by various criterion like subject, date, item type, or specific users in order to locate the files that need to be restored. This minimizes the hassle of going through seemingly endless searches and saves a lot of time and energy.

Ontrack PowerControls also possesses an Advance Find option capable of searching through an entire content database in a SharePoint archive file. It also does not change the SharePoint source and target and it allows you to preserve data integrity by appointing read-only operations on the source file.

by RJB, SharePoint Specialists, Pennsylvania SharePoint Partner

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  1. Wow, I’ve definitely learned the techniques in this comprehensive tutorial.
    They will help me in future projects.Thank you for sharing this information.


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