Backup - Disaster Recovery Visualizer
BizTalk Server uses SQL log shipping for disaster recovery. It comes in-built with
few SQL jobs that make backup and configuring disaster recover standby SQL instance
easy. This is the only supported backup and DR model from Microsoft. Its bit of
a low level configuration and it often requires expert knowledge to understand the
health of your Backup and DR. BizTalk360 backup/DR visualizer makes it easy by providing
a single page view and visual hints (red/green indicators) to monitor your backup/DR
Backup Job Configuration
Users can view the SQL backup job configuration right in the UI. Instead of accessing
SQL management studio, and also trying to understand the command line parameters
of each step in the SQL job.
Live Environment Health
The health of the live environment backup process can be easily visualized. It will
display the health of SQL agent, Backup Job and history records in the screen.
DR Environment Health
The health of the standby environment restore process can be easily visualized.
It will display the health of SQL Agent, Restore Job and Job history records in the
Visualize History Records
The backup and restore jobs maintain history records on live and DR environment.
These records are internally used by the jobs to make certain decisions like whether
a full backup is required. BizTalk360 helps to visualize and also hint on the health
of the history records.
Visualize Backup Job Health records
For successful BizTalk environment backup as well as DR recovery it's important
the SQL jobs are running properly. BizTalk360 will help to visualize that in the
single page view.