BizTalk Server Tip #21: Plan your Backup and DR strategy

February 23, 2014

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Configure and activate the BizTalk Backup Job to generate the only supported BizTalk backup files and ensure you are able to restore them by planning and testing a disaster recovery plan. The success criteria for a Disaster Recovery plan happens only when you test your scenario.

The only supported way of backing up the BizTalk databases is by using the out of the box Backup BizTalk Server Job combined the BizTalk Log Shipping for automatic restoration. It is recommended that you plan the recovery of all BizTalk server components including the databases, configuration and applications; you should also consider the recovery point objective (RPO) and the recovery time objective (RTO) when considering about investing in your disaster recovery plan.

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Author: Ricardo Torre

Head of Technical Pre-Sales & Product Strategist at BizTalk360, an enterprise software that acts as an all-in-one solution for better administration, operation, support and monitoring of Microsoft BizTalk Server environments.

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