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Checklist: Backup and Restore

[Unless specifically noted, the content in this topic applies to BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2.]

Perform the following steps before you have a hardware failure to ensure that you can restore your BizTalk Server system.

Backing Up BizTalk Server

 

Step Reference

Keep a written record of all changes to your BizTalk Server system.

 

Ensure that you have appropriate permissions to back up and restore BizTalk Server.

Minimum Security User Rights

Learn how to back up and restore the BizTalk Server databases.

Backing Up and Restoring BizTalk Server Databases

Configure the Backup BizTalk Server job to back up the BizTalk Server databases.

How to Configure the Backup BizTalk Server Job

Configure the server where database backups will be stored.

How to Configure the Destination System for Log Shipping

If you are using Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), back up the BAM databases.

Backing Up and Restoring BAM

If you are using Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO), back up the master secret.

Managing the Master Secret

Back up the BizTalk Server configuration file.

How to Back Up The BizTalk Server Configuration

Back up the Enterprise Single Sign-On master secret.

How to Back Up the Master Secret

Back up the BAM portal application pools and virtual directories configuration information. If you are not using BAM, you do not need to perform this step.

How to Back Up the BAM Portal

Back up your BizTalk applications.

Backing Up BizTalk Server Applications

Restoring BizTalk Server

 

Step Reference

Restore your databases.

How to Restore Your Databases

Update references to the BAM database names.

How to Back Up the BAM Analysis and Tracking Analysis Server Databases

How to Update References to the BAM Analysis Server and Star Schema Database Names

How to Update References to the BAM Archive Database Name

How to Update References to the BAM Primary Import Database Name and Connection String

How to Update References to the BAM Notification Services Databases

How to Resolve Incomplete Activity Instances

If you are using Enterprise Single Sign-on, restore the master secret.

Managing the Master Secret

If the computer running BizTalk Server has failed, install BizTalk Server on the replacement computer.

Installation Overview for BizTalk Server 2013 and 2013 R2

Restore the certificate store.

This step is required for Standard Edition. It is not required for other editions, such as Enterprise Edition, because the configuration process does this automatically.

How to Restore the Certificate Store

Restore Enterprise Single Sign-On

How to Recover Enterprise Single Sign-On

Restore the BizTalk group

How to Recover the BizTalk Group

If you are restoring Standard Edition, you must download a script that facilitates recovery of the server. Download RestoreConfig.vbe.

Restore the BizTalk Server configuration

How to Recover the BizTalk Server Configuration

If you are using BAM, you should restore the BAM alerts.

If you are not using BAM, you do not need to perform this step.

How to Recover BAM Alerts

If you are using BAM, you should restore the BAM portal.

If you are not using BAM, you do not need to perform this step.

How to Recover the BAM Portal

See Also

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