what is the precedure/recommendation to take backup of SharePoint search service databases?

Ashraf Ali 1 Reputation point

I am planning to take backup of SharePoint search service databases. If it is important to take search service databases backup? what is the recommendation?

SharePoint Development
SharePoint Development
SharePoint: A group of Microsoft Products and technologies used for sharing and managing content, knowledge, and applications.Development: The process of researching, productizing, and refining new or existing technologies.
2,802 questions
0 comments No comments
{count} votes

1 answer

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Emily Du-MSFT 44,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Ashraf Ali

    1.Use PowerShell to back up search in SharePoint Server.

    Backup-SPFarm -Directory <BackupFolder> -BackupMethod {Full | Differential} -Item "Farm\Shared Services\Shared Services Applications\<SearchServiceApplicationName>" [-Verbose]  

    2.Use Central Administration to back up search in SharePoint Server.
    Go to Central Administration -> Backup and Restore -> Perform a backup -> Expand Shared Services -> Expand Shared Services Applications -> Select the search service application -> Select Backup Type -> Fill in Backup File Location.


    If the answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and kindly upvote it. If you have extra questions about this answer, please click "Comment".
    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.