Considerations and Limitations

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    This section lists considerations and known limitations of Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint.

    General

    When Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint is installed on a server on which both Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 are installed, the notification settings will be inherited from the Veeam Backup & Replication Global Notification settings.

    Status Recovery Limitations

    Consider the following when planning documents/list items recovery:

    Restore of Documents, Libraries and Lists

    Restore of List Items

    Consider that when restoring a list item, Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint works in the following way:

    This logic leads to the following peculiarities of list item restore:

    To prevent this issue, you should turn off enforced relationship behavior. As a work-around, you can roll-back the SharePoint database using Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server (see this section) or roll-back the whole SharePoint server VM to the desired state using any Veeam Backup & Replication recovery option.

    The following limitations should also be considered:

    • If a lookup column in the dependent list has the enforced relationship behavior set to Restrict Delete, then item restore with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint will fail.
    • If an .ASPX page references an item using ItemID, this reference may fail to restore (as the item will be created anew with a different ItemID).
    • If a list item cannot be deleted (for example, site's "Welcome" page), consider that restore process will recover all versions of the item sequentially without deletions, adding them to Version History.
    • Restored Issue list items are assigned new Issue ID.
    • Restore of Time Card list is not supported.

    Restore of List Items with Links (Attachments)

    Consider the following when planning for the recovery of list items with links (attachments):

    Restore of Surveys

    Consider the following limitations when planning for the recovery of surveys, survey questions and responses:

    Restore of Sites

     

    Note

    Consider the following:

    • In case you attempt to restore such items, the following error message will be logged: "Item <item> is skipped: restoration of items based on SharePoint default template is not supported."
    • In case you attempt to save such items, the following error message will be logged: "Unable to save document <item>. Document content is not available."

    Export and Import

    Data Type Limitations

    Consider the column (field) data type when planning for the recovery of your SharePoint libraries/lists:

    Workflow-Related Considerations

    You may need to restore the items originally belonging to a list with no content approval required, to another list. If you try to restore such items to a list that requires content approval, item version and status will be modified in the following way:

    1. If a target list is configured to include major versions only – then all versions of restored item will become major (despite the original versioning); item status will be set to Pending.
    2. If a target list is configured to include both major and minor versions – then all versions of restored item will become minor (despite the original versioning); item status will be set in the following way:

    Also, consider the following when planning for the recovery of list items (with or without content approval originally required):