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DocAve provides organizations with the power and flexibility to perform backup and restorations ranging from the entire platform including SharePoint 2010 filesystem, settings, and workflow to item level lists and single documents.


When deploying any third party tools that integrate with your current systems, it is important to understand how the key terms and definitions map to your business terminology, especially in the IT department. What I've listed below are the key terms with definitions that I've come across on my projects where I've designed enterprise backup solutions leveraging DocAve 5.


Criticality Matrix - New feature with the release of DocAve 5 that intelligently classifies SharePoint content based on its usage levels and importance to the organization.

This allows the configuration of backups based on rules and real-time data analysis cascading down to item level.

Out-of-Place Restore – Restoring content to existing or newly provisioned SharePoint sites, lists, and libraries that are different from the original location. DocAve allows out-of-place restoration to networked file shares and also file systems

Job Monitor – An Administrative page within the DocAve GUI that allows view of Plan View, Job ID, Progress of Backup and/or Restore, Detail (Status Update), and Start Time. The Job Monitor also has multiple views for detailed progress on backup and restores in real-time.

Restore Controller\Granular Restore – Management feature within the DocAve GUI allowing Administrators the ability to schedule restores ranging from platform to item level. The Restore Controller also contains the Restore Timeline, which allows a timeline view of all backup jobs within a specified time range

Agent Groups – The method by which DocAve provides an centralized location and interface to monitor both system agent and farm configurations.
Once an Agent Group is named and configured, DocAve will intelligently execute tasks leveraging the Agent that has the most available resources.
Agent Groups are located under Control Panel > Agent Services > Agent Group within the DocAve GUI 


What other terms do you believe should be added? Leave comments or follow me on Twitter and let's get the discussion going.

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