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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is fast becoming the collaboration platform of choice, but not without creating complexities for backup and archiving (see "Protecting SharePoint data," Storage, May 2007). "It's like this sleeping giant," says Lauren Whitehouse, an analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, Milford, MA, referring to Microsoft's shipping of free SharePoint services on Windows Server 2003. "I think some people just started using it without a lot of thought about the data protection and archiving implications." SharePoint keeps data in databases, which grow quickly as incremental versions of active items are retained. As a result, "the ability to recover individual versions of a document becomes critical," says Randy DeMeno, chief evangelist at CommVault. In addition, companies are realizing that SharePoint increases the need to do some form of archiving, both to optimize performance and for compliance. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure mandate the retention of all electronically stored information, "which is a catch-all for pretty ... Access >>>

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