Microsoft’s SharePoint platform is a complex, diverse technical tool designed to meet a range of business needs and uses. It requires several other platforms and applications for implementation, and it can be integrated with other external line of business applications. This diversity also applies to the numerous methods, tools, and approaches that can be used to preserve your SharePoint farm if it becomes affected by a catastrophic event. The majority of this book introduces you to those methods, tools, and approaches for backing up and restoring SharePoint. After it covers all the crucial technical aspects of preserving SharePoint with the tools Microsoft provides for it, it introduces you to the key concepts and activities necessary to develop a disaster recovery plan to implement those technical practices.