About user-directed backups of SharePoint Server, SharePoint Foundation, and Windows SharePoint Services

User-directed backups of SharePoint Server must be performed from the front-end Web server. Back up the Content, Services, and User Profile databases together. Also select the Configuration database when you back up a portal.

If the policy that has a user backup schedule enables consistency checks, these checks are also performed before user-directed backups.


If you open multiple backup windows (in the NetBackup client) to browse SharePoint resources, the windows may unexpectedly terminate. Instead, use a single backup window to browse SharePoint resources for backup.

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Performing consistency checks