It is needless to mention, how vital a SharePoint environment is for an organization, hence how crucial it is to save it from disaster. A failure to preserve your environment can cripple your organizational plans and development undergone so far. Address this need before you need it.
There are several SharePoint recovery tools in the market, which will mean confusion. Tool shortlisting process is same as of buying good insurance; and it is going to have a similar impact on your business.
Begin with an internal evaluation of your SharePoint environment, to spot your own weaknesses. This will help you decide the purpose for which you need a recovery tool. Then, conduct an in-depth market analysis of the tools and their strengths to facilitate your plan. This process will steer you in the right direction, helping you decide which tool matches your specific organizational needs. Read here, to know what feature checklist of your tool should include.
Essential Features of a Recovery Manager Tool, Which Will Always Work For your Good:
Does It Perform Complete Farm Restore?
In a SharePoint disaster scenario, there is a huge chance that there will be a complete or partial loss of farms leading to a dire need of restoring it entirely, i.e., part of its content, list, document, or database. Your restoration tool should be robust enough to provide you with this high-fidelity farm-level restores along with configuration settings, by taking database backups regularly.
SharePoint recovery should be a simple, unified, and repeatable process, demanding no special skills from the user. Technical complications should not limit your recovery tool. It should be easy to deploy and use, with dependable support from the service provider. It should quickly recover documents without having to rebuild SharePoint, install and configure anything new. Data recover data should also be possible offline, directly from your SharePoint backups. Moreover, data should be restored immediately, in or outside of SharePoint.
There are recovery tools in the market which will make recoveries in a way that it will be hard to tell if it is original or recovered. Your recovery tool should at least ensure an absolute no data loss situation. One that will preserve links, permissions, version histories, alerts, and workflow state and associations. If you have to invest in one such tool, let it be the one that is best for your purpose.
Does It Offer a Free-Trial?
Even a month’s free trial is good to analyze a recovery tool before you invest money in it. Go for its free-trial before you make up your mind. You will get to explore its suitability, along with pros and cons related to it. Observe the effectiveness of SharePoint database repair, recovery of inaccessible information, upload of the repaired database, and the preview of SharePoint data prior to recovery.
SharePoint is the most robust tool in the market. Still, it needs props to keep it up and running and help you overcome the situations of absolute content disaster. Back your SharePoint work environment with dependable measures, to secure it from unforeseen circumstances. One such powerful and industry trusted tool is Recovery Manager by AgreeYa. Recovery Manager performs ingenious recoveries of complete SharePoint farms by restoring them with item-level easy and swift granular recovery of individual documents, lists, document libraries, sites, workspaces. IT is available for free trial, and organizations across the opting for it.
Senior Product Development Manager and Practice Lead – SharePoint Delivery Microsoft
Amit Gupta plays a key role in incubating and establishing best SharePoint practices at AgreeYa. He is closely associated with the Product Development and Delivery team and works to find new solutions based on Microsoft technology and optimize performance and responsiveness for our clients. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org