When it comes to Microsoft SharePoint data backup and recovery, having the right backup and recovery strategy is crucial for the following reasons: unexpected hardware or software failures, accidental deletions, and legal obligations. This is especially true currently, as organizations worldwide are vulnerable and challenged by IT issues due to the pandemic.

 As uncertainty continues, organizations need to be more prudent about backing up their business-critical data.

 Microsoft suggests organizations employ third-party solutions to take care of their data backup needs. Section 6.b of the Microsoft Service Agreement states, “We recommend that you regularly backup Your Content and Data that you store on the Services or store using Third-Party Apps and Services”.

 Even industry experts at top IT research and consulting companies such as Gartner and Forrester advise the same.

 Although native SharePoint tools can help with your SharePoint backup and restoration needs, these have limitations. Native capabilities allow you to take backups only at the farm and site collections level. However, granular backup of individual sites is a more read-intensive operation. Further, these backups can only be performed manually using SQL Server and PowerShell commands, which are cumbersome and time-consuming.

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