Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-12

This document describes a methodology for backing up and restoring the data that is required for full recovery of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 services. It includes the procedures for backing up data and recovering from the following levels of failure:

This document does not include methods and procedures for restoring an entire site or for developing a standby site. For details about developing a high availability solution with failover servers, see Planning for Metropolitan Site Resiliency in the Planning documentation.

The methodology described in this document involves special considerations during the planning phase. For details, see "Developing a Backup and Restoration Plan" in Establishing a Backup and Restoration Plan.

The process of backing up and restoring services may require you to perform some tasks with components that are not part of Lync Server, but upon which Lync Server depends. This document identifies the required tasks for these components, but does not include procedures for working with them. For example, this document does not describe how to reinstall the operating system or how to back up or restore certificates. Where appropriate, references are provided for more detailed instructions for these tasks.

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