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With the release of the “September – 2010” TFS 2010 Power Tools, came an addition to the Team Foundation Server Administration Console.  This addition is the Team Foundation Backups Tree item. 

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The tool is used to create backup plans and to work with it you run through a wizard, just like you would in configuring TFS or any of the extensions it has.

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The areas covered through the tool include:

Backup to a Network Backup Path, retention configuration. Under Advanced Options, the extension to be used for the Full and Transactional backups.

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The capability to include external databases, meaning, include the reporting databases and SharePoint databases as part of the plan.
[UPDATE: Note the documentation on Brian Harry’s Blog on this.  There is a bug that will render your SharePoint in an unsupported state if using the tool.  In the meantime refer to my other post on SharePoint and Windows Server backup]

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There are further options as you can see, that includes being able to define a task scheduler account, be able to set alerts for notifications on execution of the plans, and last the option to configure the schedule for the plan execution.  All in all a very good tool and great way to safeguard the investment you’ve made.

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 7:30 AM TFS , Tools | Back to top


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