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

Ashraf Ali 1 Reputation point
2022-05-10T15:39:41.573+00:00

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?

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 44,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-05-11T07:56:55.767+00:00

    @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.

    Reference:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/administration/back-up-a-search-service-application


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