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  1. Out of band backups are a nightmare if you are not aware of them!

    1. Yes, they are. Even more so when they are not in the backup folder.

  2. Hi Robert,
    My understanding after reading the article is that doing full site backup through SharePoint does a full backup of the database without using “COPY_ONLY” command. Had the backup been done using the COPY_ONLY command, it would not have changed the differential base GUID and the differentials would have worked.

    Is my understanding correct? If so, can the SharePoint admin do a full site backup without a full DB backup or do a full site backup with a copy_only command?


    1. You are correct about the copy_only option. A copy_only backup does not affect the log chain. I’m not a SharePoint admin, so I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think the SharePoint backup options have copy_only as an option.

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