Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint

Vembu offers FREE explorer tool for Microsoft SharePoint to recover individual documents managed in the site collections instantly from VMware backup, Hyper-V backup or Disk image backup without recovering entire virtual machine or physical machine. Vembu Explorer helps the IT Administrators to recover documents, libraries, lists, tasks and discussion information directly from SharePoint database files (ie .mdf & .ldf) to same or different SharePoint server.


How it works

Vembu offers business continuity and high availability for Microsoft SharePoint Server as part of Backup and Disaster Recovery solution. Vembu VMBackup offers agentless backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft SharePoint servers deployed in virtual environments like VMware or Hyper-V and Vembu ImageBackup helps to backup the Microsoft SharePoint Server deployed in physical environments. Vembu backs up the entire VM or physical machine including OS, applications and other files.

So, if source SharePoint server is unreachable due to system crash or major disaster, you can recover the VM or physical machine instantly using Quick VM Recovery feature on VMware or Hyper-V. Then, you can permanently recover the source VM to VMware or Hyper-V by using Full VM Recovery feature or to a new physical machine by using bare-metal recovery feature.

IT admins might run into a situation where, any individual documents might get corrupted. In this scenario, recovering entire VM or physical machine takes more time and resources. So, by using Vembu Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint Server, to explore the SharePoint database’s physical files such as *.mdf, *.ldf from the source VM or physical machine.

  • In order to recover the individual objects from VMware Backup, Hyper-V Backup or Disk Image Backup that contain SharePoints site collections, the VM or physical disk should be virtually mounted in disk management of the BDR backup server machine
  • You can install Vembu Explorer for SharePoint in BDR backup server machine or any other Windows machines. Then you need to select the SharePoint database file *.mdf, *.ldf from the mounted location to list the SharePoint site collections
  • Selecting the SharePoint database file from the mounted location from which you want to recover objects using Vembu Explorer for SharePoint will list all the site collection under the loaded SharePoint database
  • Recovery is made simple with item drag and drop process where the tool will export the selected item to the dropping target location

Product Screenshots

Select the SharePoint content database file *.mdf, *.ldf
Simple Drag and Drop restore process