Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-06

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 simplifies backup and restoration compared to previous versions of Office Communications Server. In Lync Server 2010, much of the settings and configuration data that were stored in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and the settings and configuration data that were stored on individual servers are now stored in the Central Management store. Global-level, site-level, pool-level, and server-level settings and configuration data are backed up and restored when you back up and restore the Central Management store. In addition, Lync Server 2010 provides Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets for backing up and restoring many of the components in your Lync Server deployment.

This section describes the settings, configuration, and other data you need to back up in order to be able to restore servers and databases in the event of a failure or outage.

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