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SMMOSS5.0 WEF or Index server backup

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When WFE or Index server is backed up, is SDU necessary?

Isn't the necessity in SDW if neither the Index data nor IIS setting are backed up?

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Re: SMMOSS5.0 WEF or Index server backup

Hi Masaru-san,

Not sure what do you mean by SDU - probably not SnapDrive for UNIX?

This is a very good doc explaining SMMOSS 5.0 workflow:

Comments below slide 25 describe in detail a process of backing up Search Indexes. Basically SharePoint services get paused (hence the need for an agent), LUN with indexes is snapped via SDW & then SharePoint services are restarted.